Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida

Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.

689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850

  1. Treat Tulips as Annuals in Florida

    by , 03-28-2012 at 10:24 AM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Q. I received beautiful tulips this Valentine's Day. The blooms are now gone and I would like to know how to care for the bulbs? When should they be planted? I would love to try to have them bloom again next spring.

    A. Tulips are treated or grown as annuals in Florida. We have two problems with successfully growing tulips this far south. First, they do not receive enough cold weather to meet their requirements to bloom. Secondly, it gets hot quick enough in the spring to cause the