A bunch of wild daffodils on a bright spring morning. The flowers are covered in morning dew. Differential focus on the prominent front flower.

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A bunch of wild daffodils on a bright spring morning.  The flowers are covered in morning dew.  Differential focus on the prominent front flower.

By Bonnie L. Grant Spring displays of bulbs are one of the earliest signs of the growing season and a pleasure to view. Once the petals have all fallen off the plants, should you water the dormant bulbs? Bulbs should stay in the ground for as long as there is foliage so the plant can gather solar energy for the next season’s growth. Summer care of spring bulbs means retaining foliage for as long as possible. How much maintenance do you need to do? Read on for the answer. Should You Water Dormant Bulbs? Many gardeners neglect spent bulb plants or even cut off their foliage. This is a no-no, as plants need leaves to gather energy through photosynthesis. This is actually a very important part of the bulb life cycle. If plants cannot gather energy and store it in the bulb, the following season’s blooms and foliage will be

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