Planting Time For Tulips
To give your tulips the best start, plant them in the fall, about 6-8 weeks before the first really chilly weather arrives. This timing helps the tulip bulbs grow strong roots before winter sets in.
This way, they can huddle up and get ready to bloom beautifully when spring arrives. So, grab your gardening tools in late summer or early fall, and let your tulips settle into the soil for a cozy winter nap, so they wake up fresh and lively when it's time to blossom in spring.