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But please—don’t give up on tulips.
The spring garden lacks both color
and structure without them. All gardeners—whether they are successful
with in-ground tulip plantings or not—
should consider the interesting and
versatile strategy of using tulips in containers. In pots, tulips offer new possibilities. They can be kept away from
underground predators during the winter, and, once in bloom, they offer colorful—and portable—outdoor decor.
Pots pose a potential barrier to animals,
and the massed tulips are easier to protect with commercial remedies.
Step one: Choose the tulips
If you want a certain mix of colors
to emerge simultaneously, choose all
the bulbs for each pot from the same
division. Shorter varieties such as Single Early, Double Early, and Triumph
are obvious choices for container culture, but any type or color tulips may
be used as long as you make sure they
will all bloom at around the same time.
At least a ten-to-fifteen-flower grouping
is needed for significant visual impact.
Step two: Choose the pot
In early fall, at the same time you
would be planting bulbs in the ground,
have ready at least four to six containers of at least sixteen to eighteen inches
in outside diameter and outside height.
Anything smaller and you’re reducing the impact of the planting and the
viability of the bulbs. Fiberglass, resin,
and other synthetic pots are available