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Flower Bulb Care

Flower Bulb Care

Instructions for Flower and Indoor Plant Care

Greetings Flower Enthusiasts,

Whether you are looking to purchase a beautiful flower for a friend or for yourself, they are quick and easy to order online. It is a easy way to brighten anyones day! We have twelve different flower bulbs available for your growing enjoyment. Each bulb will include care instructions for your indoor bulb garden. More growing information is available online at Wisconsinmade.com, which is shown below. Besides offering several spring and summer flowering bulbs, Wisconsinmade.com offers several assortments of bulbs for planting in the fall.  These also come with care instructions.

If you are not looking to purchase any flowers, we have some growing information below for you. Check it out!

Happy Growing!

Growing Information for Flower Bulbs

   
   

Tulips Daffodil & Grape Hyacinth

Daffodil and Grape Hyacinth BasketAfter the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be removed. Then next growing season, your daffodils and hyacinths will be ready bloom again.

Tulips

Tulip Basket

After the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where it will receive early and/or late day sun exposure.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be removed. Then next growing season, your tulips will be ready bloom again.
 

Hyacinth

Hyacinth Basket

After the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be removed. Then next growing season, your hyacinths will be ready bloom again.

Crocus

Crocus BasketAfter the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be removed. Then next growing season, your crocus will be ready bloom again.

 

Fragrant Bulb Garden

Fragrant Bulb GardenAfter the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be removed. Then next growing season, your bulb garden will be ready bloom again.

Lily of the Valley

Lilly of the Valley Basket

After the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where light to mediums shade is received.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. If the leaves turn yellow, they may be removed. Then next growing season, your Lily of the Valley will be ready bloom again.

Dahlia

Dahlia BasketAfter the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. Then next growing season, your dahlia will be ready to bloom again.

Freesia

Freesia Basket After the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be removed. Then next growing season, your freesia will be ready to bloom again.

Yellow Lily

Yellow Lillies BasketAfter the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be removed. Then next growing season, your lilies will be ready to bloom again.

Calla Lily

Calla Lily BasketAfter the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be removed. Then next growing season, your callas lilies will be ready to bloom again.

Paperwhites

Paperwhites BasketAfter the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

Paperwhites are difficult to restart the growing cycle. After your bulb is finished blooming, discard your flower bulb.

Amaryllis

Amaryllis BasketAfter the arrival of your bulb, water the bulb if the soil seems dry and place it near an area where full sun is available.

If you wish to try to save the bulb for another year, leave the foliage in tact with the bulb. Do not cut it off! The foliage will help collect sunlight and nourish the bulb; you may need to water the bulbs periodically. The foliage will eventually turn yellow and die when the bulb turns dormant. At this point the foliage may be cut. Then next growing season, your amaryllis will be ready to bloom again.

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDOOR BULB GARDENS

The flower bulbs have been preplanted, precooled and are ready to be brought into bloom. Care for your flower bulbs as follows:

  • Carefully open the shipping carton, remove all protective material, and lift the container from the box.

  • The bulbs arrive in sprout state. Do not damage the tender sprouts.

  • If the soil seems dry, water and place the container in bright, indirect light.

  • Bulbs do best at room temperature. Keep away from any heat source.

  • Rotate the container occasionally to prevent the flowers from leaning toward the light.

  • Forcing flower bulbs depletes their reserves. If you wish to try to save the bulbs for planting in the garden the following season, follow these steps: Remove the flower heads as they fade. Do not remove the leaves or stem. When the foliage dies back, stop watering and store the bulbs in a dry location. Plant the bulbs in the fall 8” deep.

SPECIAL GROWERS NOTE:

Pre-forced bulbs are stored in coolers that are void of any light. As a result of darkness the sprouts will appear yellow and sometimes somewhat bent. Once the bulbs are placed in your chosen area and given a drenching, the sprouts will turn a healthy green in 2 or 3 days.

The coolers where these bulbs are stored have a high humidity. As a result of this humidity, you will sometimes encounter some “fuzz” on the soil and in the bulb pots. This fungus is completely innocent and will disappear after the pots are unpacked and watered well.

Although the sprouts may look very small upon arrival, they will grow very fast when kept at room temperature and watered regularly!

BULB REPLANTING INFORMATION

The best way to replant the bulbs is to dig a hole in your garden and drop the entire root ball into the ground. Wait through the summer for the bulb to get used to its new elements. Most times only greens come up the first time, but in a year the bulb should have gained some size and will bloom.

 
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