What to do with dead tulips
I planted about 50 tulips in a brick planter thats attached to my house, it's under the roof and gets strong afternoon & evening sun. I'm in Denver, Co fyi.
The tulips came up really early, got about 5 inches tall, a little bud barely peaking out, and then started to crisp, bud leaves got dry and brittle, leaves turned yellow and went limp. Now I have a planter box full of wilted yellow tulips. I am assuming the box got too hot and I did not water enough. My question is- if they only got to grow for around 6 weeks before going all crsipy and yellow, is this enough time for them to build up nutrients for next year? Should I cut the foliage in half and leave them until fall? Should I assume they died too early to get enough nutrients and will not bloom next year? I would prefer to remove them and plant summer plants, but will leave them if they need more time.