Flower Bulb Chilling and Forcing:101

Flower Bulb Chilling and Forcing:101

Chilled Bulbs 101 Having a plan when it comes to gardening sets you up for future success. Planning now for winter garden projects as well as the awakening of the earth in spring can reap bountiful rewards. Chilling bulbs for indoor forcing or gardening in warm climates requires early planning...
10 Perennials to Plant This Fall

10 Perennials to Plant This Fall

Perennials: Plants that Keep On Keepin On’ Perennials have been a hot gardening topic for years. People love that they can plant perennials one time and not have to re-plant for many years. The term perennial can be confusing for a few reasons, hopefully, I can help clear common confusion...
The Beginner's Guide to Gardening with Tulips

The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening with Tulips

Tulips are some of the most recognizable flowers in the world! In the 1600s they took the world by storm and caused the first major economic bubble in the Netherlands, known as Tulip Mania. While the initial hype over tulips caused prices to skyrocket. In the current day and age...
Planting Lilies This Fall: 6 Things to Consider

Planting Lilies This Fall: 6 Things to Consider

Lily bulbs produce showy, colorful blooms throughout the summer months. Lilies are considered easy to grow flower bulbs that have few requirements for success. While lily bulbs can be planted in spring they grow especially well when planted in fall. If lilies are your favorite flower, you are in luck...
The Difference between Herbaceous Peonies and Itoh Hybrid Peonies

The Difference between Herbaceous Peonies and Itoh Hybrid Peonies

Herbaceous Peonies vs Itoh Hybrid Peonies The plant world is always developing new and exciting cultivars and hybrids of plants. It is hard for me to keep up on all of the new developments in the plant world, but when I do learn about a new group or type of...
Top 12 Perennials for Butterflies

Top 12 Perennials for Butterflies

Connecting with nature is important for your health and happiness. When I see butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other flying friends in my garden it brings a smile to face. Even my dogs are fascinated by the intricate and delicate butterflies that come visit my the annuals and perennials in my...
Best Squirrel and Deer Resistant Bulbs: Our Top 10 Fall Planted Favorites

Best Squirrel and Deer Resistant Bulbs: Our Top 10 Fall Planted Favorites

You, like me, like most gardeners want a bounty of beautiful blooms in their spring garden. You have made your purchase, received your flower bulbs, got your shovel ready, amended your soil and are ready to plant.  But then out of nowhere you hear this chirping sound coming from the...
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Top 20 Bulbs and Perennials for 2020

Top 20 Bulbs and Perennials for 2020

A new year has arrived which means its time for new plants. Since the new year arrives in the coldest part of the year many of us aren’t able to get into the garden and plant right away. Therefore, we have to daydream, plot and plan for warmer days in the garden. Dream with me...
Amaryllis After Bloom Care Tips

Amaryllis After Bloom Care Tips

Your friend got you a lovely amaryllis bulb this holiday season and you have enjoyed the blooms. What’s next for this amaryllis bulb? The aftercare of your amaryllis all depends on the type of amaryllis as well as your motivation for blooms the next year. Amaryllis bulbs will typically put on 1-3 sets of flowers....
2020 Gardening Resolutions

2020 Gardening Resolutions

Happy New Year! A new year and a new decade are upon us. With all this newness surrounding us, it is an optimal time to make some changes for the better and map out some plans for the next year and beyond. When it comes to making resolutions in my personal life, I don’t always...
10 Ways to Jazz Up your Amaryllis Plantings

10 Ways to Jazz Up your Amaryllis Plantings

If you thought I was going to teach your amaryllis how to play the trumpet or enjoy a little jazz flute I am sorry to disappoint with the news that I can’t teach those things. I don’t know how to play the trumpet. I like to use the term “jazz up” when adding a little...
Amaryllis Care: 6 Tips for Growth and Blooms

Amaryllis Care: 6 Tips for Growth and Blooms

Easy to Grow Blooms for Your Home Growing plants indoors is not always the easiest thing to do. Even people who have a green thumb can watch their thumb turn black when they try to grow a potted plant inside their home. I speak from personal experience on this; I tend to be able to...
Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Late November is an exciting time of the year, and could arguably be the most wonderful time. It’s the beginning of the holiday season, with the ever popular Thanksgiving kicking off the season. Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy a meal together and reflect on the past year while thinking...
Best Spring Blooms for Vases and Fragrance

Best Spring Blooms for Vases and Fragrance

Get Fragrant Blooms for Inside and Outside for up to 90 days! My favorite online flower bulb supplier, Holland Bulb Farms, has released its top 24 fall-planted flower bulbs for cutting gardens and scented gardens. 12 fall planted bulb varieties were selected as the best for cut flowers. 12 flower fall planted bulb varieties were selected...
Waxed Amaryllis: The Hottest Gift of the Season!

Waxed Amaryllis: The Hottest Gift of the Season!

What the what? A waxed amaryllis? What is a waxed amaryllis? Perhaps those were things you said when you read the title about Waxed Amaryllis. Well, one thing they are not are flowers made out of wax. A waxed amaryllis is an amaryllis bulb that is hand-dipped in melted wax with a ring-shaped stand attached...
7 Deer Resistant Combinations for Spring Blooms

7 Deer Resistant Combinations for Spring Blooms

You’ve waited all winter and part of spring to see the bulbs you planted blooming. They’re up, they have leaves, stems, and a bud—but then Bambi and her crew shows up and decide your tulips look like a good afternoon snack – all that waiting and hard work for nothing but disappointment. It’s a story...
Lasagna Garden: Planting Flower Bulbs in Layers

Lasagna Garden: Planting Flower Bulbs in Layers

Everyone wants flowers blooming all the time, right? Since I have been working with plants, I have noticed that people want flowers blooming as much and for as long as possible. I understand why people want flowers blooming all the time because flowers are beautiful! Creating a garden with flowers blooming requires planning, hard work,...
The Beginner's Guide to Gardening with Daffodils

The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening with Daffodils

He was so enamored by his handsome reflection in a pool of water that the gods punished him by turning him into a flower. Who was this boy? And what flower did they turn him into? The boy’s name was Narcissus. The flower the gods turned him into was the daffodil, which has the Latin...
Species Crocus vs Giant Crocus: Learn the Differences

Species Crocus vs Giant Crocus: Learn the Differences

Giant Crocus vs Species Crocus Early in spring when the snow starts to melt and the earth wakes up, one of the first flowers to emerge is the crocus. Adored for their bright yellow, purple, or white blooms early in the season crocus are an essential fall planted bulb to add to your garden. Did...