Posted by Newt on April 14, 2003 at 22:19:20:
In Reply to: TULIPS:WHEN TO TRIM posted by KAREN on April 12, 2003 at 14:45:42:
: I HAVE TWO BED OF TULIPS. THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR THE BLOOMS HAVE GONE NOW BUT THE GREEN LEAVES ARE STILL ALIVE. WHEN DO YOU TRIM THE LEAF OR DO YOU. PLEASE HELP THANK YOU
Congratulations on your first year of tulips!! Just cut the stem where the bloom was to the base of the plant and let the leaves turn yellow. The leaves will feed the bulb for next years bloom. When the leaves are totally yellow they should come away with a gentle tug. If not, you can cut them then. This should be done with all spring blooming plants.
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