Plant Spring Bulbs Now????
I know this must seem like a silly question, but I've never planted spring bulbs (never lived anywhere appropriate to grow them). I have hyacinthus, fritillaria, narcissus, tulips, and iris. I have a vague memory of people trying to grow tulips in Hawaii--they had special refrigerators to give them a chill (no other fruits or veggies in same refrigerator because it ruined the bulbs??) I just didn't see the point in fighting nature. Now I'm in Germany and I think I'll definitely want to have some early flowers. Any tips for a rank beginner would be appreciated. Oh, and do I pull up the dahlia bulbs when they are finished blooming? (another vague memory of some such thing) It's about 75 degrees daytime and 55 overnight right now, if that adds to the equation. Thanks for any help you can give.