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  • What to do with bulbs after they bloom?

  • Keep in mind that bulbs in pots will not bloom a second time indoors after flowering. So you can either leave the bulbs in pots or remove them (then dry and put in bags) to store over winter. There are two types of bulbs: hardy and half hardy plants.

  • What do you do with tulip bulbs when they die?

  • Trim back the stem and leave the foliage to grow. The foliage will continue absorbing sunlight and storing energy in the bulb for the next growing season. Once the foliage has died back, the bulbs can either be left in place and fertilised in the spring or they can be lifted and stored. Do you have to dig up tulip bulbs every year?

  • How do you get rid of bulbs in the ground?

  • Use a garden fork to gently lift the bulbs out of the ground and then put them in your compost pile. Removing the bulbs as well as the foliage will help minimize problems with fusarium, a common fungal disease that can affect flower bulbs. Growing spring-blooming bulbs as annuals does have some advantages.

  • Should bulbs be cut off after flowering?

  • When growing bulbs, it’s important to let the foliage naturally go yellow鈥攄on’t cut it off early and don’t braid the foliage to try to make it look tidier. Instead, plant colorful annuals or perennials in front of your bulbs to hide the foliage from sight. Paying attention to bulbs after flowering is just as important as when they are blooming.