Just how important are tulip leaves?
I have always known to leave them on, so I didn't know what to tell my neighbour when I saw that she had cut every last leaf off her tulips as soon as the flowers faded.
I gently pointed out to her that she should have left them on and she was sad because she is a new gardener and tries so hard. I told her I didn't know if maybe they wouldn't flower next year, or might not come back at all, or maybe they would be ok...
Anyone have this experience? What happened the following year?