Bulbs Are Springing Up

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You can see the crocuses breaking through, and tulips and daffodils will follow.

Once your bulbs have finished blooming and have faded, you will want to cut off the heads. When trimming back, make sure that you don’t cut the leaves. The leaves are important to the plant.

Photosynthesis occurs through the leaves. From there the plant gains the energy needed to flower again next spring. So let the leaves remain on the plant until they are yellow and dead.

After flowering ends, you can fertilize with a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium mixture. We recommend that you leave the bulbs in the ground for next yearThen in the fall you may want to may want to augment your bulb growth by replacing those that don’t come back.