While renovating a bed...and other questions
While renovating a bed and transplanting several mature clumps of hemerocallis this year, I was extra careful because I knew there were also some tall allium and fritallaria bulbs in the same area.
I found 2 different types of "bulb", wish I had thought to take pics, but alas I did not.
One bulb was very much like an asiatic lily bulb in appearance but on the small side, say smaller than a golf ball.
The other type of bulb, was basically spherical in shape and had the appearance of a small peeled potato, but without the almost gritty/fibrous feel that a raw peeled potato would have.
Any idea , based upon my description, which is which?
Both have been moved and replanted elsewhere in a spot that will get more sun during the growing season, as I think that lack of enough sun and maybe even soil temp not getting high enough(due to being in partial shade most of the growing season, also the bulbs were approximately 12" below soil surface) may have been the reason neither came up at all this year.
I'm sure I'll know which was which next spring, if/when they poke their heads up out of the ground, that is if the squirrels dont volunteer to relocate them for me.
The other question regards tulip bulbs.
Several years ago my partner and I planted roughly 2 dozen different type of tulips, several peony and parrot flowering, as well as more conventional types. The following spring we had a awesome display of tulips that was the envy of the neighborhood, but alas there was not a repeat performance the following spring.
Is this normal for the "fancy" types of tulips? Or is there something we could have done differently as far as after care of the bulbs that we could have done to get future repeat spring blooms from these tulips??
Thank you in advance for your response and/or suggestions.