I was given a potted hyacinth. How to re-use bulbs next Spring?
Someone gave me a potted hyacinth.
I did a bit of research online and saw some options for forcing so it blooms indoors. I'm not interested in keeping this indoors.
I simply want to plant the bulbs in a pot that I would keep outdoors all year. So....do I remove the bulbs from the pot once the current flowers are spent, cut off the greens, dry out the bulbs on newspaper, and then store them somewhere dark and dry until the Fall, and then I can put them in a pot outside?
And once they are in a pot outside, will they act like any other perennial, blooming in the spring, then dying back, and coming back each Spring? I've never done anything with bulbs so I'm really not sure how they work. I want to keep this as easy as possible...I normally just have perennials that come back on their own each year.