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Quick question.. [Mar. 6th, 2007|09:34 pm]
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Sorry if  I sound dim,
What do you do with hyacinths once they have died off can you save the bulbs until next year ?
I vaguely remember my dad drying bulbs but not sure which ones he saved and which he threw away.
Can I plant them in the garden/planters or are they too fragile for our weather ?

[User Picture]From: geckoqueen
2007-03-11 07:43 pm (UTC)
I've not done much with bulbs except lillies, but I did find this:

After they bloom in the spring, allow the plants to grow until the leaves die off. They need time after blooming to store energy in the bulbs for next year. To remove the dead plant, either snip them off at the base, or twist the leaves while pulling lightly.

on http://www.gardenersnet.com/flower/hyacinth.htm

Hope it helps
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