Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up addresses what to do with our spring flowering bulbs once the bloom show fades. Bulb foliage should be left alone to yellow; brown and collapse on its own to ensure the leaves have re supplied the bulb with energy so we have another great show in 2016. Deadheading any flowers that are forming seeds is another way to conserve nutrition for the bulb.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.