What do I do once my pot lily has flowered?

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A. Ives

I have had a beautiful pink pot lily for a significant birthday and it is now coming to the end of its flowering. What do I do to preserve the bulbs for next year?
Thank you

You can cut the flower head off and the leave the rest of the lily (foliage and stem) to die back naturally, this will put the energy back into the bulb to strengthen it and allow it to flower again the following year. Once all the foliage has turned brown and the stem has turned hollow, you can remove it. Keep your planted up lily bulb in a cool, dry place and ensure it doesn’t get waterlogged. Lily bulbs like a cold dormant phase once it has flowered as they can tolerate very cold temperatures, they just don’t like to get wet as they will rot.

Loraine Hart