Some Fall Flower Options for Spring

Some Fall Flower Options for Spring

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for planting flower bulbs! Fall planting season is upon us, as the coldest areas of the United States will begin planting their tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, allium and other jewels of the spring garden.  As usual Holland Bulb Farms is offering some new and...
Tips for Planting Bareroot Roses

Tips for Planting Bareroot Roses

Roses are a very rewarding garden treat. If planted in the correct location, the work to keep them looking beautiful can be minimal. We hope you will try to your hand at a beautiful rose bush in your garden this year. Tips for planting Bareroot Roses: Plant as soon as...
Tulip Series: Darwin Hybrid Tulips

Tulip Series: Darwin Hybrid Tulips

Profile: Bloomtime: Mid Spring Height: 18 – 30″ Petal Shape/Habit: Large, pyramid-shaped before fully open Planting Depth: 6 – 8” below soil surface Planting Spacing: 4 – 6” or in bouquets of 5 – 7 bulbs each Light Requirements: Full Sun for best blooms Hardy in Zones: 3 – 7...
Tulip Series: Kaufmanniana and Greigii Tulips

Tulip Series: Kaufmanniana and Greigii Tulips

Profile: Bloomtime: Early Spring Height: 6 – 16” Petal Shape/Habit: Somewhat pointed, often flaired Planting Depth: 6 – 8” below soil surface Planting Spacing: 4 – 6” or in bouquets of 5 – 7 bulbs each Light Requirements: Full Sun for best blooms Hardy in Zones: 3 – 8 The...
Tulips Series: Single Early Tulips

Tulips Series: Single Early Tulips

Profile: Bloomtime: Early Spring Height: 12 – 18” Petal Shape/Habit: Full, somewhat rounded petals Planting Depth: 6 – 8” below soil surface Planting Spacing: 4 – 6” or in bouquets of 5 – 7 bulbs each Light Requirements: Full Sun for best blooms Hardy in Zones: 3 – 7 The...
Cleanse your Pallet -- and PLANT It!

Cleanse your Pallet — and PLANT It!

First of all, let me just say: I am so. excited. about this post! Last summer, Holland Bulb Farms contacted me about one of their many amazing customers: Marie. Marie lives in the Pacific Northwest, not far from the Canadian border where she works at a surgical center during the...
Bulb Bargain: Blue Wonder Toad Lily

Bulb Bargain: Blue Wonder Toad Lily

Believe it or not, the spring planting season is just around the corner (this is definitely harder for some of us to believe than others!). In order to help turn all of our thoughts ahead to the days when the snow will disappear and the ground will thaw — yes,...
Dinner or Dessert?

Dinner or Dessert?

The 4th Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest keeps rolling along and my kitchen is a mess! A lovely mess, that is. The recipe I’d like to share with you today was submitted by one of our winners from last year, Roxanne of New York! This recipe contains possibly one of my...
Bearded Iris: A Timeless Jewel

Bearded Iris: A Timeless Jewel

Believe it or not, August has arrived. And as true as it is that there could still be some good summer weeks left in the weather (depending on where you’re located), some gardeners thoughts have started turning in more of a fall direction. I stopped by Holland Bulb Farms yesterday...
A Rainbow of Iris | Guest Blog

A Rainbow of Iris | Guest Blog

What started out as a conversation about “how crusty” our current Bearded Iris images, actually turned into an expedition to the Willamette Valley in beautiful Oregon to seek out new and Beautiful Iris at Schreiner’s Gardens — a farm spanning 200 acres where the growth and cultivation of iris has...
Gardening with Little Feet

Gardening with Little Feet

Somehow, I always manage to get myself in a bit over my head with plans – it always sounds like a great idea and completely realistic until it gets down to the actual carrying out of whatever event or project I have gotten myself into. And now that I have...
Picking Perfect Peppers

Picking Perfect Peppers

Last week Tuesday, I focused on one of my favorite plants to grow (and harvest!) in the garden – Heirloom Tomatoes. Today, I decided to feature another one of my favorites, not only for their vibrant colors and versatility, but also their health benefits: peppers! Peppers come in pretty much...
Heirloom Tomatoes -- All the Rage or Just a lot of Hype?

Heirloom Tomatoes — All the Rage or Just a lot of Hype?

If you know anything about gardening, read anything about gardening, or ever happen to overhear anything about gardening, you’ve no doubt heard the term “heirloom” and specifically, in reference to tomatoes. I myself was not sure what the term actually meant until several years ago when I finally decided to...
Hungry Animals -- What to Do?

Hungry Animals — What to Do?

I’ve always been a big fan of everything outdoors. Ok, maybe not everything — but pretty darn close. This, unfortunately, includes anything on four legs that has fur and deep brown eyes. I’ll admit it: when I was young, my father used to (and still does) feed these critters behind...
Tackling Tomatoes

Tackling Tomatoes

Back in early January in my post called “Do Less and Do it Better” I described a new perspective I was going to attempt adhere to in the upcoming year. I used this perspective to encourage myself, not to abandon new projects and ideas, but rather start a bit smaller...
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