"Bucket" bulbs during winter
Thanks in advance for any who reply.
This past spring, we made a new bed in front of our houses. It wasn't possible to till and amend the entire area, so instead, we dug holes for some plastic buckets, drilled some drainage holes, put an amended soil in them, and buried the buckets in the ground. We filled them with gladiolas, dahlias, phlox, hollyhocks and lilies, and are very pleased with how the bed turned out.
What I would like to do is pull the buckets out of the ground, and drop in new ones with tulips and other bulbs that need to be in the ground over the winter.
My question is: if I pull out the summer bucket bulbs and put them in the garage, can I keep them in the buckets over winter and not dig them out. Truthfully, it's just a time thing. My garage hovers just above freezing in the winter.