Wednesday, May 9, 2007

In Full Bloom

What a picture perfect day.

I was in Chicago this past Sunday and Monday for work. The city was bursting with tulips that were in full bloom. There were thousands and thousands that were at their peak. It was an amazing site and my timing could not have been better.

As your tulips and daffodils finish blooming, remember to cut back the dead flowers but do not and I repeat, do not cut back any of the foliage. The plants need all of their leaves to make energy that is stored in the bulb, which is used to produce flowers next year. Only after all the foliage has dried down, should you cut it back. That could be in late June or even July. Fertilizing those bulb plants with an all-purpose fertilizer will also be beneficial.

That’s it for today. I’ll have another posting tomorrow and Friday.