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Old 09-24-2007, 06:35 PM
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petunias and tulips

i have small round beds (3 x 3)flower beds in front of my house.

thinking ahead to spring. i currently have petunias in my beds. frost is fast approaching. i want to rip them out and plant tulips in there.


can i plant tulips in there so that after the tulips are done flowering. plant petunias over them
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:43 PM
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:41 PM
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Yes you can put tulips in. Best to replace them each year....rip them out when they start to die back.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:42 PM
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...can i plant tulips in there so that after the tulips are done flowering. plant petunias over them

if you want the tulips to be perennial you must let the green leaves die back, if you cut them back right after flowering you won't have a very good show next year.

so yes you can but if I were you I would burry 3 flower pots to plant your wave petunias in so you don't disturb the bulbs. oh, and put in about 150-200 for a good show.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:46 PM
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:49 PM
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Careful of Tulip Fire. Here we treat them as annuals.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:57 PM
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Sure you can. Be sure you know the "critter factor" of where you live. Planting tulips in some areas of the country is like putting out the message "free food" to moles, voles, woodchucks, etc..

If they are likely to be a problem for you, plant daffodils because the animals won't eat 'em (poisonous, perhaps?). OR, plant tulips surrounded by sharp 1/2" stone with just a bit of soil around 'em. (Soil underneath for the roots, stone around to make the critters work for their dinners.)
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:17 PM
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Sure you can. Be sure you know the "critter factor" of where you live. Planting tulips in some areas of the country is like putting out the message "free food" to moles, voles, woodchucks, etc..

If they are likely to be a problem for you, plant daffodils because the animals won't eat 'em (poisonous, perhaps?). OR, plant tulips surrounded by sharp 1/2" stone with just a bit of soil around 'em. (Soil underneath for the roots, stone around to make the critters work for their dinners.)
you mean they eat the bulbs? or the leaves?
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:52 PM
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They eat the bulbs over the winter - although a hungry woodchuck'll eat almost anything anytime of year.
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