Ashley’s Gardening Tips – May
It is tempting to remove leftover spring bulb leaves once the cheery flowers have faded, but resist the urge to cut, tie, or braid remaining leaves! Bulbs need their foliage to soak up sunshine and produce food for next years display. Braiding and tying reduces the maximum amount of leaf exposure, as does entire removal of foliage by cutting too soon. Wait until the leaves really begin to yellow, before removing. You’ll be doing the bulb and your garden display a favor for the following spring!
If the foliage is just too irritating to look at, try planting bulbs in amongst perennials/groundcovers. Their emerging foliage quickly camouflages the remnant bulb foliage.