How long will bulbs last while out of the ground?
Not too far from now, my husband & I will start building a house. Naturally, I am wanting to move as many of plants to our new home. I already (roughly) have the layout of my flower beds drawn up. The opportunity for when I will be able to dig up & move my irises, hyacinths, elephant ears, daffodils, & lilies is too far into the future for me to guess. However, as a precaution, I wanted to go into this with as much knowledge as possible. I would like to know what my time frame will be to get everything back into the ground.
How long will bulbs last while out of the ground & in proper storage? Also is there a preferred time of the year in which any of my bulbs should be dug up?
I am NOT digging anything up now, just to clarify.