Bulbs with little white roots and 2" blades

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  1. Tina

    Tina Young Pine

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    This is what I found while working in my yard yesterday:
    I was removing the weeds and up came about 10-12 bulbs with new growing blades.They are so pretty.The bulbs have some white roots coming out.They are only about an inch long and the blades are about 2".I wish I could post pictures.I uprooted the bulbs, cleared the yard, dug up an area and replanted them.I hope I have not done something that will harm these little ones.I figured if they have survived the winter without care, then they should be fine.Do you think it will be a better idea to plant them in pots indoors?We are expecting more cold weather and of course rain here in Seattle.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Tina.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Your bulbs could be miniature daffodils or narcissi but it's hard to tell at this stage. They should be fine if you replant them Tina - as you say they've survived the winter. I wouldn't plant them indoors after them being acclimatized to outdoors though as they could get leggy and bolt inside. Best find a little patch for them that's sheltered and see how they do.
     
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    CritterPainter Awed by Nature

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    they look like mini daffs to me, should be a great surprise when they bloom. It doesn't sound like we'll get anything cold enough to harm them, but if you mound up a little straw over them after you replant and soak them that would be good insurance.
     

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