That is my question. All winter I wait expectantly for the tulips chosen and planted in fall. Creamy orangy ones, pink ones, tiny species bulbs that return year after year, and the wildly fringed hybrids that last just one season. Winter was so mild that they thrived and are just about to delight me.
Except, except that the forecast threatens high winds, thunder and hail today. Enough to flatten any tender spring flowers.
So I can take a chance, leave them be and enjoy them for days to come. Or, I fill a vase knowing that they last but a short time.
Oh, I know there are real problems out there, but it is a real enough torment for a gardener to decide whether to cut or not to cut.