Care for springs bulbs after they bloom. Photo by Alex Hart.
As spring-flowering bulbs go through the flowering process, keep three
care tips in mind:
If practical, remove spent flowers with a scissors or a hand pruner.
This allows the plant to conserve all of its energy for bloom the next
year rather than using it to produce seed.
Be sure to allow the foliage to die naturally -- it is needed to
manufacture food that will be stored in the bulb and used for next
Don't fertilize. The roots of these plants start to shut down after
flowering. Fertilizer applied at this time is wasted. Instead, fertilize
during the fall at the time bulbs are normally planted and again in the
spring just when the new growth pokes out of the ground.