watering tulip plants in summer?

Hello,
i read some place on the net that one should nto water the tulips in the summer months. is that correct?
"Do Not Water
Do not water tulips during the hot summer months. They are genetically used to hot, dry summers and cool wet springs. If you irrigate them, you may cause them to rot. "
at this point should i just let the petals fall, and then cut the step at the base of the slower or should i cut the flowering stack at the base leaving the leaves to go yellow?
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gardening_guy;790562 Wrote: > Hello,

> the summer months. is that correct?

> used to hot, dry summers and cool wet springs. If you irrigate them, > you may cause them to rot. "

> at the base of the slower or should i cut the flowering stack at the > base leaving the leaves to go yellow?
Once the petals have dropped, you cut off the stems to the point at which the the leaves start, and allow them to dry off naturally. Eventually, when the stem and leaves are dry and brown, you can pull them off.
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beccabunga;790674 Wrote:

thanks for the reply,
so i should not water them any more and let the petals drop naturally, this year the flowers are blooming for around 3 weeks, some of the leaves have already started yellowing without the petals having fallen, should i cut the stem (say 2 inches below the flower) right away?
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