And what about bulbs that do not synchronize flower and leaf production? The majority of colchicum for example - flowering must draw on stored food reserves. These reserves then, are not replenished until leaves grow the following spring. And the clever colchicums also wait until spring to produce their seeds, when food reserves are re-supplied. Judy in New Jersey where yesterday's sunshine and 70° Fahrenheit temperatures were uncomfortably warm for hard work in the garden. That's O.K. - today is overcast and more rain forecast. This after last weekend's flooding of the Delaware River, bridge closings, wet basements, and other such soggy happenings.