Master Gardener Tips June 14, 2023


By Anita Gall, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener 

After your bulbs are done blooming do you want to cut off the stem and floppy leaves? I’m telling you don’t do it! The plant needs its leaves to collect energy from the sun and feed it back into the bulb. Clearing away the foliage may cause less vigor in the blossoms for next year. After the leaves have yellowed, it is ok to shear them down. Plant a perennial next to the bulbs that can grow up and mask the dying foliage until it is ready to be removed.