Dealing with our spring blooming bulbs the right way an be rewarding with better or more blooms in 2017. Foliage should be leaf intact until the bulb has naturally died down. If you are going to cut some foliage off, limit that to about 1/3 of the levels. Spring is also a great to time to feed your bulbs with mulches of organic matter. We should never tie or braid the leaves together. Bed layout will also help us to hide the fading leaves with plantings in front of the bulbs.
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