Pulling spent bulbs is a pleasant seasonal garden task. Yes, sadly, the show is over but we’re making room for annuals! Tulips put on a good show, maybe two and then become erratic. It’s best to change your spring tulip display and get new ones.
Unlike tulips, the bulbs pictured below are all “re-usable”. Daffodils can be naturalized, and the blue Anemones become perennials. Hyacinths are incredibly fragrant. Plant the spent bulbs with their green stalks and cut them back when totally retracted. Another option is drying the bulbs and planting them in the fall.
Enjoy planning your display for next spring.
The show is over…..
Religiously pull every single bulb…..