Advice on digging and storing tender bulbs (such as Canna, Calla, Dahlia, Gladiolus, etc.) has been provided by Mary H. Meyer, Extension Horticulturist, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota. She includes information on digging, cleaning, curing, pest management & proper storing of bulbs.
Ron Cornwell, University of Illinois Extension Educator, also provides excellent information for the planting and caring of bulbs. He instructs on preparing the soil, fertilizing, planting location and depth, watering, mowing foliage, staking, mulching, digging and storing of both spring and summer bulbs.