Digging up Calla & Cana bulbs
Every year I wait until the first frost wipes out the leaves, let the stems die back, then cut them off at the soil line and dig up the bulbs. I then hose them off and let them dry in the garage for a few weeks before storing them on shelves in the basement.
Last year, however, we were hit with some cold weather early, and I lost quite a few bulbs that were drying in the garage, especially the callas.
What does everyone else do?