timing bloom time
Today I purchased a tulip 4 1/2 inches out of the ground, tulip 1 inch, hyacinth 1 inch, and daffodil 3 inches. I got them at Walmart for $1.00 each and they look really stocky and healthy.
If I would need them to be in bloom April 17, is there any way to have the best chance that they would be blooming at that time. Maybe keep them in a cool, not sunny area until a certain amount of time before I want them to bloom? Walmart had some bulbs further along and some just barely peaking through. At what stage of growth do you think I should get them. If it were possible to make this work I would get at least 18 more. It seems that at Walmart,in the store, the tulips come into bloom really fast and then get leggy. Thanks for any advice.