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by gardeningmomma on May 07, 2006 04:25 PM
I have some beautiful tulips that have bloomed. Do I go ahead and cut them back? And wil they grow again next year? Or do I have to take the bulbs out and start again? Thank you.
by joclyn on May 07, 2006 05:02 PM
just cut the spent blooms off. the leaves need to be left so that the bulb will get the nourishment it needs to bloom again next year.

i leave mine in through the winter - zone 6b. you might need to pull them up tho, depending on what zone you're in.
by gardeningmomma on May 08, 2006 02:03 PM
Thanks [Big Grin] I'm Zone 5, and I believe I can leave them in. Please let me know if I'm wrong.
by joclyn on May 08, 2006 03:38 PM
yup, you can leave them in.

i always put a good, heavy layer of leaves over all my gardens in the fall...

nature's insulator works the best and it's free!!
by patches1414 on May 08, 2006 07:58 PM
I live in Illinois and I'm in zone 5 too. I leave my tulip bulbs in the ground all year and they always come back for me. [thumb]

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