Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring plants!

Did you know that you can replant your bulbs after they have dried out? 

Many times we prefer to buy live plants instead of fresh flowers; this way we can keep our home looking bright and beautiful a lot longer. However, once they stop blooming and start fading away, we tend to think they have died and start looking for replacements. Well, there’s no need to throw them away! You can save the bulbs and plant them once again so they can bloom for next year.

Potted plants will stop blooming around the end of spring and the beginning of summer. When this happens, simply start watering them less frequently. You will notice the foliage slowly yellowing. Once the leaves start dying, stop watering them altogether and they will turn brown as their foliage naturally dies. When you think they are completely dry, remove them from the pot and separate the leaves from the bulbs. If it’s not easy enough to do so it’s because the plant is not dry enough; wait a few more days and try again. Dust off the bulbs and store them in a cool, dark, and well ventilated place so they can get completely dry. Replant them between September and November, water them thoroughly, and they will bloom again for next spring.

Hyacinth, Tulips, Daffodils and Easter Lilies are some of the spring bulbs you can find right now at buds ‘n bloom. Come and get yours and we will guide you through the replanting process when the time comes!

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