"We couldn't find any bone meal...so we settled on some bulb fertilizer. I mixed a tablespoon in each of the 34 holes I dug before I deposited the Pink Lady bulb. "A" told us a week ago she is already seeing the greenery coming up. Should she top dress or side dress with the bulb fertilizer? If so when, how much and where?" -- Kenny
Planting Surprise Lily Bulbs
That's exciting, means the bulbs are settling in well, that's not a garden surprise, is it?
No, if you added bulb fertilizer in the bottom of the holes before planting that should be enough. Leave the bulbs alone until you start seeing little buds on stalks popping up.
Once the greenery is up, let it go through its full cycle and turn yellow, don't cut it or remove the greenery, that's how the bulbs build up their energy.
I tend to plant mine with other plants around them so they cover up the greenery as it dies back.
The cold temperatures winter 2017-2018 will set the bulbs to blooming later this year.