After tulips and daffs finish blooming
I have heard many different opinions on how one should handle tulips and daffodils after they have finished blooming. My dear MIL used to fold down the foliage and put a rubber band around it and let it die back. I've heard of people, even landscapers folding them down and tying green garden yarn around the foliage, to make it look neater. Waiting till the foliage dies back seems like a lengthy time. I want to get mulching my beds and I started the backyard beds tonight after dinner until I ran out of mulch. There is only a few bulbs in those flowerbeds and they are Iris bulbs that have popped up over the winter that previous owner had planted years ago. About 4 yrs. ago I dug up them all up and gave them away. I remember in digging the rest of the flowerbed up last summer, I found some more Iris rhrizones and replanted them, One is blooming now, and there are a few more but no sign of blooms or even buds.