bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

lorain, oh
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Question by polishprince1
May 17, 2010
sent e-mail earlier disregard !HYACINTH bulbs taking over bed,how can I stop overcrowding? Or do I kill them(HOW) THANK YOU

Answer from NGA
May 17, 2010
There's not much difference between crocus and hyacinths - they're both bulbs and they can both be dug and removed from the garden bed. Actually, hyacinth bulbs are larger than crocus bulbs so they should be easier to search out of the soil. I'd dig the bed completely and replant only a few of the bulbs. This way you can still enjoy the flowers without having them take over your bed - at least for a few more years. The only other way to keep them from spreading is to plant them in containers or wire cages and bury them into the ground. This way the roots and bulbs will be contained and you will only need to lift the cages or containers to divide the bulbs. Good luck with your project!

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