Tulips Care after Bloom

Tulips Care is important if you wish to harvest the execellent cut flowers.

After a long session of winter season, everyone is waiting for the bright and warm sunshine. The spring is finally arriving; and the spring flowers are patiently waiting to show their cheerful and charming smiles.

First, we see the little purple orange crocus crawling out from the flower beds; followed by the sweet yellow daffodils. When they are away; came the colourful tulips; short stems; long stems; black; red; orange; salmon and green; red and green; and more tulip bulbs shining everywhere.

Tulips are amazing spring flower bulbs that, most of us love. Tulip plants are very hardy. They are mostly seen in the open ground grassy beds; in the flower borders; or in the garden centers display; and or in those flower garden parks.

Natural Tulips Care

Raised bed green striped and Parrot tulips care for sowing to flowering timeGarden Flowers

Before you buy the bulbs from a store, you have to be sure to select those first rate bulbs that, are solid and sound. Usually it will come with a basic planting instruction and the bulbs are packed in a pricked plastic bag.

If it is not the appropriate time for bulbs planting, you may keep the bulbs in a cool dark and dry place until use. Otherwise; the bulbs would loose their full strength for their solid growth.

Used Tulips Care

Early spring creamy green purple strips, green salmon strips cottage tulips, black tulip, green and white bell shaped tulips in bloom; and after bloom storing bulbs care

Normally we will sow tulip bulbs in the late November on a frost free day; and set them in borders, depth about 10 cm. If you are sowing them in sand ground; then you may plant them deeper. A depth about 8 cm will be fine if you have heavy ground.

How to Enjoy your Lovely Tulips and Watch their
Complete growing Cycle?

Last year we bought these new Spring green surprise tulip bulbs. They were flowers in green and white strips (bell shape); salmon, cream, and green strips; cream, green, and purplish strips; green yellow and white combination.

Spring green surprise bulbs love sunny or half shallow. Their average height is 50 cm. However, we had one 58 cm tall tulip.

Planting tulip bulbs to a place where they will not receive early spring sunlight, would delay their flowering time.

Tulips Care Strategy

  • You may plant them 5 to 10 cm apart in groups in front of the perennial flowers or plants.

  • During their growth, don't move them everywhere. When the flowering cycle is disturbed; the tulips will either turn up into unusual shapes or totally stop blooming.

  • Tulips love good drainage soil; moderate sunlight; winter-hard to minus 15°C. When spring is not too wet, the tulips will develop fully.

  • Before the heavy rain falls, you may cut the flowers and keep them in a vase indoor. This way you can enjoy them more.

We bought also the short stem, Tulipa Rococo. The Parrot Tulips (Tulipa Rococo) love to twist. So, they are also known as dragon tulips. Their average height is 35 cm. These great cut flowers are suitable to grow under light trees and between roses.

Fresh Tulips Care

There are a great numbers of colours of tulips. Planting in one colour has glorious effect; or grow two colours of tulip flowers in a long narrow bed.

Plant a long narrow bed with a combination of two different types of single early tulips; bronze and yellow; purple and yellow; purple violet and yellow; rose and white; orange red and white red purple. This could be some brilliant ideas!

If you have ever been to the Dutch yearly Holland Tulip Festival; or the famous Keukenhof Tulip Garden, you may have seen those amazing types of tulips flower beds display.

Get beautiful effect with tulips one or two different kinds in a bed; or plant them in front of evergreens; or put them in groups in front of the shrubs, the effect will be gorgeous.

Remove the flowers once the bloom is over, so that the remaining strength of the plant will be built on the bulbs instead of going to the seeds.

Keeping Used Tulip Bulbs

Remove the bulbs only after the leaves turned yellowish. Cut off the stems, the leaves, and the roots. Place the bulbs in dark cool dry and airy place until the next sowing.

Storing tulip bulbs in a old wooden fruit box, and wrap them with straws in layers to make sure they are completely dry.

If you keep the bulbs in the ground, they might not bloom next time as the bulbs will be rotten with the wet ground; and it may invite plant diseases. If you wish to buy new every year, you may just leave it in the ground.

Landscaping a small yard with all these colourful organic tulips bed would be a delightful task!

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