Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bulbs in full bloom…

Bulbs in full bloom…can spring be far away? When the leaves of spring-flowering bulbs emerge, advice says to apply a complete fertilizer. Usually I never get around to this but this year made the effort! I always seem to remember after they bloom and that is the time you don’t want to Fertilize since they are going dormant. Also after the bulbs have finished blooming resist the urge to remove leaves or braid them. Let the leaves die naturally. The leaves are needed to harvest energy that is channeled to the bulb for next year’s flowers. I plant daylilies among the bulbs that help hide the yellowing leaves of the spring bulbs. When flowers of these bulbs fade, cut them off to prevent seeds from developing and taking energy from the bulb.

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