Cutting Flowers From Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Auberry, CA
Question by robertnshirl
April 9, 1998
Last year I planted a mixed variety of bulbs. Can the flowers be cut and brought inside without distroying the bulbs for next year? I'm very new at this type of gardening.


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Answer from NGA
April 9, 1998

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You can cut the flowers and stems to take indoors, but leave the foliage. The leaves manufacture food for the bulb so it can develop next year's bloom. Allow the leaves to die down naturally, then gently pull them or cut them off at ground level. Enjoy your springtime blooms!

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