Northeast Gardening forum: Planting Dafs, Crocus Now?

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Name: Meredith
New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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Meredith79
Apr 5, 2017 9:08 AM CST
A friend of mine just dropped off a full garbage bag of Spring bulbs like Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus & Allium. She said they were throwing them out at a store and she took them. Do you think it is worth planting them? I think the tulips are useless since they usually only look good the first year after planting here. But at first I thought it would just take an extra year to see the flowers on the others, but then I read something about if they don't have root s when temps reach a certain degree they will just rot. It would be way too much work to plant them all just so they could rot. Has any one had experience doing this or know someone that has?
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 5, 2017 2:30 PM CST
you can plant them, but should be planted in the fall.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 6, 2017 7:14 AM CST
When I was working for the town beautification, we yanked overgrown daffs just as their blooms finished & replanted them in the cemetery.....they were fine....I'd give it a try......
Name: Meredith
New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Cat Lover Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeper of Poultry Roses
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Meredith79
Apr 6, 2017 10:04 AM CST
Thank you both! I have so many it will be lots of work if they just die after.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 7, 2017 2:19 PM CST
Even if half live, you still have some nice plants......

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