Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring flowering bulbs are “up and running” in most areas.  The earliest bloomers are Swiss Snowdrops, Crocus, Daffodils and they usher in the entire entourage of bulbs that follow.

Just one quick tip…

As the flowers fade, you can break off the seed pod if any are produced (notice them on Daffodils or Tulips).   It is so very important that you NO NOT remove any of the green foliage or even the stems that the flowers were born on.  The seed pods take energy away from the plant, but all green parts of the plants (leaves and stems) are making food for next year’s bulb underground.  The idea is to keep the green parts of the plants alive and growing as long as possible so the next year’s flowers are nice a large and robust.

So, when the flowers finish on your spring flowering bulbs, do not cut off any of the foliage until it turns yellow and brown which means it is done making food for next year.

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