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gabriell_gwMarch 26, 2010

Last year I was given a gift card to put bulbs in ground at proper time at right depth, did everything right. Nothing happened and I decided maybe they were old and did not pursue it. To my shock, they are all coming up this spring. I am shocked! This has been an unusually cold winter here in East Texas.I just don't understand why this has happene3d. Does anybody have any idea? I am really puzzled.

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iris_gal(z9 CA)

What kinds of bulbs? What month did you plant?

If they are spring bloomers and were planted in the fall, they're on schedule.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 8:20PM
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Thanks for your response.They are Asiatic Lillies and were put in ground fall a year ago.They showed no sign of growth but one year later here they come.Just weird.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 9:32PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Asiatic lilies are very tough. They happily multiply in the ground here year after year, completely ignored. Al

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 8:57AM
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Nancy zone 6

So you planted them fall of 08? That is odd not to see anything last spring. It has happened to me when something happens to the bulb, like a very wet winter, or a late hard spring frost just as they are coming out. I think part of the bulb was damaged, but enough remained to recover to bloom the following year. Perhaps that is what happened in your case?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 7:22PM
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