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question about watering bulbs AFTER bloom

Posted by mchad21 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 15, 09 at 22:10

Ok so I've got a lot of spring bulbs that are blooming or are ready for bloom. I know to fertilize after bloom and leave the foliage, but not sure about the water needs of the various types. The reason I ask is because my entire yard in on drip emitters, and I'd like to avoid having to move the setup if the bulbs can take the water. Here is what I have

Daffs
Dutch Iris
Ranunculus
Freesia
Amarylis
Various Lilies
Muscari
Anemone

Also, some Daffs and Dutch Iris in pots, that could be, if needed, hand watered.

I should also mention that after years of composting, the soil that these bulbs are in is very drainable.

Thanks all!

Matt


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RE: question about watering bulbs AFTER bloom

My soil is also well drained and I have never had any bulbs rot as a result of summer watering. Al


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