What is the correct way for bulbs? - Knowledgebase Question

Westland, Mi
Question by deianeira
September 26, 2008
What is the best way to dig or not to dig up my bulbs? I have been told to do both. Some people are telling me to dig up the bulbs and others are telling me that if I want them to be in the same place just leave the bulbs alone and they will come back next year. So which is it please? Thank you... Oh also where can I go to find out what perennials are known or native I should say to my region or area? I live in lower eastern Michigan... Thanks again...


Answer from NGA
September 26, 2008


You can leave your bulbs in the ground all year around. You will eventually have to dig and replant them - usually 4-5 years after initial planting when they become overcrowded. Until then, just leave them where they are.

Here's a website with a plant gallery of Michigan native plants:

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