Bulbs are a large group of perennials that include true bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers. These plants store energy in their roots. Planting bulbs is a good way to add a quick mass of color to the garden and blooms throughout the year.
Forcing bulbs brings spring into the house.
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After years in the same site, bulbs become crowded, stop blooming and need to be divided. Bulbs are divided by digging them up, separating the bulbs and replanting them immediately.
Bulbs can be forced to bloom at any time of year by manipulating their seasons. Storing bulbs in a cold, dark place then planting them in a warm, sunny location will encourage them to bloom on demand.
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