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Making room for tulips

I always have a hard time finding a place to plant new tulip bulbs because I’m afraid of splitting bulbs that are already in the ground.

To make the job easier, I dig holes in the spring while the tulip foliage is dying. In between the recently bloomed tulips I plant gladiolus bulbs. In the fall, after the gladioli have finished blooming, I dig them up and replace them with tulip bulbs for the following spring.

Betty McRainey, Euclid, OH

From Fine Gardening 42, pp. 8