Question From: CONNECTICUT
Q: Hi Nancy, I bought a basic hyacinth plant at a Walmart, it is already in bloom or flowered and looked good when I got it but after I planted it in my garden and giving it a very good watering it seems to be dying, the pink flowers or petals are turning brown and almost soggy looking, this is two days after I planted it. Did I give it too much water? It did rain on and off for the past two days after I watered it. Also I think the bulbs might not be deep enough in the ground, the plastic pot it came in had them planted like an inch under the surface, u could almost see one sticking out a little bit, I didn't think much of it until now so I just put it in the ground like that. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks, Max
Max, The bulb has been forced and it's out of gas. You can cut the leaves off and plant the bulb about 6-inches. It may or may not rise again next year and it may not bloom .Sooo, I recommend you plant fresh bulbs in the garden next fall. You will be treated to a sweet smelling show in spring. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.