I thought I was going to make it to St. Patricks Day with my beautiful flower, but today she looks pretty sad 3 buds are dead but the leaves are bigger.  This will be my last photo of her for awhile.  Mary tells me to let it rest for 6 weeks then try again.  However my problem is how long do I leave the leaves.  They give some life to the bulb so I’m going to check out some ideas from google then decide, any suggestions?

I do have another down stairs to start but that’s another day.