Jun 3 2022
What do I do with bulbs after they are done flowering?
Elizabeth from our Minnesota Gardening Club had a great question asking what to with spring-flowering bulbs after they are done flowering.Most bulbs that you plant in the fall are hardy in cold climates and will come back year after year if cared for properly.After your tulips, daffodils, and any spring-flowering bulb is done blooming, you need to leave the leaves on the plant until they start to turn yellow if you want them to come back the next year.Do not braid them or tie them back, just let them grow. I like to put bulbs in with perennial and ornamental grass beds so they can be on full display when they are blooming and then hidden by the growing plants as they die back. When they start to turn yellow, they are done with that season of growth and you can cut off those leaves at soil level. It is also a good time to dig some up and transplant them if you'd like. Store them in a cool, dark place until fall when you plant them in their new home.Learn more at MinnesotaGardening.com.