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In SE WI...bulb question

I live in SE WI and planted crocus, daffodil and tulip bulbs in late fall last year.  I have not seen any signs of life from them and other people I know have said that their's are starting to come up.  They are planted on the West side of the house, so they get plenty of sun in the afternoon.

We also have a lot of squirrels around that dig in the mulch in the flower beds.  It doesn't look like they dug deep enough to get the bulbs, so I'm assuming the bulbs are still there.  It's been pretty cold here, but we get a couple of 50 degree days here and there.

When should I expect them to start coming up?  I have daylily plants that have started to show signs of new growth (they were there when we moved in last summer).

I'm new to gardening other than flowers and tomatoes in planters on my patio.

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Re: In SE WI...bulb question

  • Hi fellow Wisconsiner!  

    I have a lot of daffodil, crocus, tulip, and hyacnth bulbs most of them in part shade.  The only thing I have up yet are some of the daffodils in the sunniest afternoon sun locations.  They came up weeks ago but are waiting to open until the temperature increases.  The rest have yet to break ground but they always bloom later because they get less sun.  

    Squirrels and chipmunks love tulip and crocus bulbs so odds are they ate/moved some if not all of them.  Daffodils for the most part are left alone by rodents.  Next time you plant tulip or crocus try lining the holes (or if you put them all in a line the ditch) with a wire mesh and even put a piece above the bulb so that rodents can't get to them. 

  • Thanks for reply.  I'm hoping the squirrels weren't able to get to them.  It doesn't appear that they dug deep enough to get them, but I could be wrong.

    I guess I'll just be patient!

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