How to Care for Bulbs After the Flowers Have Faded

After the joy of seeing the early spring flowering bulbs in full bloom it is always sad to watch their decent into the untidy mess of fallen petals and drooping stems. How you deal with this situation depends on whether you are treating the bulbs as annuals or perennials. When daffodils are grown as perennials it is generally agreed that the leaves should be left to die back, but some people tie them or use rubber bands. This article by Lauren Dunec Hoang which I found on the Houzz website gives tips on aftercare for six of the common spring flowering bulbs.

Once flowers and foliage fade on daffodils, tulips and other spring-blooming bulbs, do you leave them in the ground or dig them up? In short, it depends on bulb variety and whether you’re treating the bulbs as annual or perennial plants. Read on to learn how to take care of bulbs after they finish blooming.
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Feature photo: Lauren Dunec Design

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