Posted by jjj on March 17, 2003 at 14:32:05:
In Reply to: Cutting hyacinths and tulips - question posted by bulbnovice on March 13, 2003 at 06:18:15:
Sorry, only 1 bloom per bulb. If you do cut them for inside be sure to take them from random areas of your garden, so it will not look naked in one spot. I cut all flowers as low along their stem as possible, and trim them for the vase size when I get inside.
Use a good sharp scissors or pruner, remove any leaves that will be under the water, get them into water as soon as possible and change the water daily to avoid bacterial build up.
Remember you don't have to stick to "normal" flowers for arrangements, I use hosta flowers & chive flowers for accents, thyme & sage for filler, ornamental peppers....just about anything that is blooming or has pretty foliage.