This year I have become very fold of lilies, both daylilies and the Asiatic lilies. I also love iris. I bought several new varieties to put in the garden, along with thsoe I had already. This past week, after taking them all up I had the ground tilled and have replanted and rearranged everything.
But now I’ve done it! I went to the garden store to buy a bag of cypress mulch, and had to go past all the lovely fall bulbs on display, in particular tulips. I WANT SOME! But after the pre-arranging I wouldn’t know for sure where I’d add tulips.
But I have a lot of pots. Will tulips thrive potted? I could place the pots in the garden next spring, to see how the colors really look. Would I have to eventually plant them in the ground, or could they stay in the pots? I have the same questions about gladioli bulbs, but I think they are supposed to go out in the spring anyway.
Do any gardeners on the SDMB have answers? A website to recommend, perhaps?