Answer: You can safely cut back the flowering stems from your bulbs, but leave the foliage until it dies down naturally. The bulbs will need the foliage to produce the energy they need for next year's bloom. After the foliage dies back, lift the bulbs, brush off excess dirt, mark their identities, and store in a cool, dark, airy location, such as a garage or tool shed. In the fall, prepare the soil and replant.
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