How to Trim the Foliage on Dormant Summer Flowering Bulbs

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Just because a summer flowering bulb is dormant doesn't mean you can get away with not trimming foliage. Trim the foliage on dormant summer flowering bulbs with help from a certified horticulturist in this free video clip.

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I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah and we're going to learn about cutting back dormant foliage from Summer blooming bulbs. Caring for Summer blooming bulbs is very similar to the Spring blooming ones. You let the foliage get ripe or turn yellow or brown or golden and when it starts looking ratty, cut it back all the way to the ground or almost all the way, whoops, missed that one, and pull off any dead or dried up leaves. If the foliage still looks good the way these do, you can leave the foliage alone and just cut back the stems like this. However, I wouldn't do this on a blackberry lily like this one because these pods are just about to burst open and show beautiful seeds. So I'm going to leave those alone and just take care of the ugly brown ones right now. I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery and we've been talking about cutting back dormant bulbs.


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