Tuesday’s Tulips Posted on 03/05/2013 by Laurie Every autumn, I buy tulip bulbs to force into bloom late winter. The flowers are a cheerful reminder that spring is on its way … Share this:ShareTwitterFacebookPinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
Do tulips bloom in March in Kansas?! We have crocuses starting and snow drops, but they are currently blanketed under the foot of snow that fell earlier this week. With the temperatures going up to the 60F’s today, maybe they will smile at us again.
Tulips in the ground usually bloom in April in Kansas. These were ones that I have potted up back in the Fall and then refrigerated for several months.
I hope I remember to try that this Fall…
Forced tulips don’t last very long, but they are certainly a joy while they do : )
Lovely! Gosh, I am so ready for spring…
Same here … it’s been so gray. But it should get warm later this week : )
Have a nice day, Jewels!
It’s gonna be a while yet here. We got a TON of snow dumped on us this morning, the school kids even got a snow day, which rarely happens. Only in Minnesota is there a “snow day” 4 days before spring break! You have a nice day too, Laurie. And thanks again for sharing the lovely tulip photos.
Oh, dear, maybe you need to buy a nice bouquet of flowers for yourself once the roads are clear!
Absolutely gorgeous tulips Laurie!
They are so cheerful at this time of year!
Have a nice day, Kenley!
How did you force them to bloom? I bought some a few weeks ago and they stubbornly refused to open and eventually wilted, still unopened.
I wrote an article about planting tulips for one of my newsletters last year. The second half of the article is about forcing bulbs. Tulip bulbs need to be refrigerated for several months to simulate winter if you are going to force them. Here is a link to the article:
It sounds like you purchased bulbs that someone else had potted for forcing. Either they weren’t a good variety for forcing, they had been rushed before you got them, or once you got them home they didn’t get enough sun or water. I’ve always had better luck when I’ve started with bulbs rather than with tulip “plants”.
I hope that is helpful! Have a nice day!
Thanks for the info, Laurie!
You are welcome.