Q: I planted spring flower bulbs — paperwhites, daffodils and hyacinths — in early October. They have all started to come up and are have already several inches of growth. I might have planted them to early (just a guess on my part), but is there anything I could or should do now to still have spring flowers? Will the current growth just die off?
Not to worry. Spring bulbs often sprout foliage in the fall after planting. Some of mine, especially jonquils and grape hyacinths, started growing foliage back in September. The foliage may remain all winter or die back with the first hard freeze. This won’t interfere with blooming in spring, however.