By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you bought some bulbs, you might use this holiday week to get them in the ground. Every fall when I plant new bulbs I find old ones that need dividing – like daffodils that have grown a twin or tulips with baby bulblets attached!

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Some people suggest dividing bulbs in the spring after they bloom so you can find them by the leaves. But in springtime, when the garden beds look so pretty, I have no desire to go digging around messing things up, do you?

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Other gardeners divide them in September, but I can’t imagine disturbing happy annuals to get to the bulbs either! It just seems so much easier to divide bulbs when you’re already knee deep in the soil with a trowel in your hand.

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So, late fall is when I find them, pry them apart, dig new holes and put them in. I’ve divided bulbs this way for years and they do just fine. Did some of them not bloom? I couldn’t tell you, I don’t do a bulb census, I just replant all the baby bulbs I find as winter is beginning, and enjoy whatever comes up in the spring.