Store the bulbs after flowering to plant them again in the gardenin fall for flowering at Christmas. 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.
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What do you do with bulbs after they bloom?
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.
What to do with dead tulip bulbs?
To start, you鈥檙e going to want to clip the dead flower off of the stem once your tulips have finished flowering for the first time. The foliage that remains can just be allowed to die off naturally while keeping the stem in a glass vase with water. Eventually, the foliage will dry out and you should see new bulbs forming.
What to do with daffodil bulbs after flowering?
Leave daffodil bulbs in pots after flowering. Add 1-2 oz. of fertilizer or bone meal and place the pot in a shady spot. Continue watering 1-2 times a week, generally when the soil dries out. Once the leaves die off, turn the pot on its side and let it dry out. Finally, move the pot to the usual place and let the bulbs go into chilling period.
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.