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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 30, 2013 4:44 PM CST
Sorry for the dumb question but I thought I would check just incase I need to dig them all up!
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Oct 30, 2013 4:50 PM CST
I believe the fuzzy end is the top.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Oct 30, 2013 5:16 PM CST
According to a UK site, Lady Jane tulips "characteristically have a tuft of soft hairs protruding at the apex." Sounds to me like they're fuzzy on top. Smiling
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gingin
Oct 30, 2013 5:48 PM CST
Good question...I always wonder too. When I take long cuttings that can be made smaller I always take a marker with so I can make an arrow pointing to the top. The brain is sometimes short Whistling Hilarious! Whistling
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Newyorkrita
Oct 30, 2013 5:58 PM CST
Defiantly the fuzzy part at the top is the top of the bulb. I planted many clusiana types this fall including Lady Jane and they all had fuzzy tops like that.
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 30, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Thanks! I did it the right way!
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woofie
Oct 30, 2013 7:01 PM CST
Hurray! Yea! No digging them up to swap them around! Hilarious!
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Nov 4, 2013 4:20 PM CST
>> When I take long cuttings

I read a book about cuttings, and that author always made the bottom cut square (perpendicular), and the top one slanting. Or maybe it was vice-versa.

But she knew which was which.

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gingin
Nov 4, 2013 4:42 PM CST
Confused guess she had her system, but for me if I make an up arrow then there is no question and the mark on the cutting does not hurt it. I also do this if I am cutting brugs...write the name on the cutting
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Nov 4, 2013 8:50 PM CST
gingin said: Confused guess she had her system, but for me if I make an up arrow then there is no question and the mark on the cutting does not hurt it. I also do this if I am cutting brugs...write the name on the cutting

Gin, you should do a tip about that.
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