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Wed May 13, 2015, 08:10 PM

 

So I planted Hyacinths in two of my three containers on my porch...

and they did beautifully, but they are on the way out, and I am wondering if I should cut them back or just let them die off. I am starting to think of what to plant in them for the summer season (I live in zone 7)

Any suggestions?

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Reply So I planted Hyacinths in two of my three containers on my porch... (Original post)
LaydeeBug May 2015 OP
Curmudgeoness May 2015 #1
ginnyinWI May 2015 #3
LaydeeBug May 2015 #5
Curmudgeoness May 2015 #6
femmocrat May 2015 #2
FloriTexan May 2015 #4
beac May 2015 #7

Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2015, 08:42 PM

1. Plant them in the ground.

I have had hyacinths in pots and then planted them, and they come back every year, as nice as ever.

That is, unless you are in an area where no bulb plants will survive, like the deep south.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Thu May 14, 2015, 09:11 AM

3. Yes, plant them.

They will come up again year after year. Leave on the foliage and let it turn yellow and go dormant until Spring.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2015, 03:24 PM

5. so remove them from the container pots and plant them in the garden or is it ok to leave them

 

in the planter boxes?

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Response to LaydeeBug (Reply #5)

Fri May 15, 2015, 04:26 PM

6. Remove them from the pots,

then put them in a hole about the depth of the pot. Easy, and they will keep coming back year after year.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2015, 09:50 PM

2. With most bulbs, you have to let the leaves turn yellow first.

I suppose hyacinths are the same.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Thu May 14, 2015, 04:32 PM

4. They will produce more bulbs each season.

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Response to LaydeeBug (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 09:52 AM

7. My hyancinth story...

I bought a little pot of them at the grocery store to cheer up my guest room for some visitors. When they died back, I'd meant to plant them in my flower bed but got busy and forgot about them.

When I found the sad little pot of dirt in my garage last fall, I assumed the bulbs were goners and used it to fill a hole that the dog dug in the backyard.

Lo and behold, I had a little clump of hyacinths growing there this spring. Once they have died back again, they'll be moved to a more prominent spot (though it was fun to see that little patch of unexpected cheer every time I went out the back door.)

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