Is it time? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jason73
November 8, 2010
In general is it ok to start digging up my Calla Lily bulbs, trim back my roses and various coneflowers? What kind of plants should I be waiting on for a few weeks to store?

Answer from NGA
November 8, 2010
In general, plants should be allowed to experience a frost before you begin cutting them back and digging them up. A frost signals the plant to go into dormancy. Cally lily foliage will turn yellow at the end of the growing season and this is your cue to dig them up. Wait until your roses are dormant before pruning - usually in December or January. Hope this offers some guidance.

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