relocating bulbs at end of bloom

beautifulboy(6-Coastal MA)April 30, 2010

I'm working on my mother's garden, which has gone untended for a few years. There are many daffodils, tulips and hyacinth which have been planted over the past 30 years. Now that I can see where everything is I'd like to relocate some to other places. When is a good time to move bulbs? Everything is in full bloom or is just finished.

thank you!

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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Wait about eight weeks after bloom to give the foliage time to ripen the bulbs for next year's bloom time. Then you can dig and move them. I only grow old fashioned heirlooms and have absolutely no problem with digging and moving them at the same time. If her plants are newer, more modern varieties, it might be best to cure the bulbs over the summer and plant them in the fall. Either way, though, you can dig them this spring/early summer.

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