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Location: Coram, NY
Posted: Feb/19/2008 6:00 PM PST
I'm very new to this gardening thing (and sorry for the double post). It started with a rose bush I got that is crazy. It grew last year like nuts without me doing much. So, when the bulbs became available, I bought some red and black tulips. My father-in-law constructed me a nice "permanent" outside container to plant some in and the rest are planted in the ground. I followed all the instructions and now, they have started to pop out of the soil in both the containers and the ground (the ground ones are really growing)!!!
So here's my concern/question. I live in west Texas, so we're heading into our spring. We almost always have one or two more "hard freezes" before April. So, as my babies continue to grow, what do I need to do when we do get cold again??? Any advice??? I just want to make sure I get to see them flower!!
Thanks for any help!!!
Location: Lake Champlain Valley
Posted: Feb/20/2008 5:30 AM PST
They should be fine. I have had that happen to me in Northern VT and they survived! However, since you are not likely to get a good snow cover you should throw some mulch or leaves or something else on top of them to cover the sprouts if it gets really cold.