Plant tulip bulbs in a large pot outside instead of in the garden?
If one plants tulip bulbs or daffodil bulbs in a pot outdoors in the fall, will they survive the winter and bloom in the spring? I was wondering if, being in a pot, would this cause the bulbs to be more sensitive to the cold temperatures of winter, and perhaps freeze? If this is possible, is there any special care that should be taken, such as watering frequency, or type of plant fertilizer to be applied, while in the pot?
Anne Arundel County Maryland
Tulips and other bulbs need good drainage, so use containers with drainage holes and a good quality potting mix. Containers placed outdoors year-round are best made of materials other than pottery that won't crack due to the expansion of freezing soil.
per Judy K. (CO. MG)