Bulbs

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Morning all!!!
I was in LOWES a few days ago and got some bulbs for the summer months. I bought TIger Lillies, elephantear and another flower bulb... Do you all think it is too early to plant them now or should I wait?

Deb

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Good morning to you too!

If you are getting much rain I would hold off on the elephant ears. Last year all of the new bulbs rotted out on me when we had so much rain. The ones that were already plants that someone gave me did fine.

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ohhhh good point!!! Yeahhhhhh

ohhhh good point!!! Yeahhhhhh we have had ALOT of rain and more to come this weeeknd. THanks!
deb

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What about planting som eof

What about planting som eof the bulbs in containers? I also just bought a Raspberry bush and 2 climbing rose bushes. They are out in the all the stores.. is it safe to plant these in the ground?

Deb

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I would think they would do

I would think they would do fine planted in containers. I have dug up elephant ear bulbs up in the winter before because I was told you had to here...you don't tho. They did just fine waiting until I had time to get them in the ground.

I planted 2 raspberry plants about 10 days ago. They are doing wonderful here and are full of new growth. Most nights my lows are in the 50's. Are you that warm there yet?

Roses you need to ask Harry about. I have 1 that I am able to keep alive. Actually I don't do anything to it other than trim it back yearly. We have an agrement that plant and I ....I ignore it and it lives. :)

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Darn it, I left the elephant ear out there!

I put my first elephant ear bulb in a large container outside last year and it grew well and so big even under this so much rain last year. And I didn't bring it inside!:( My zone is 4 :/ Now this is something I'm learning from making a mistake. Oh well Ill run and buy another one!

Thanks,
FawnVT

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