Monthly archive February, 2009
What to do if You didn't get your Bulbs Planted

What to do if You didn’t get your Bulbs Planted

HELP! I ran out of time to plant my fall bulbs! Now what? “I know you’re not supposed to plant fall bulbs in the spring but we were hit with hard winter weather rather early this year and I am left with at least 100 tulip and daffodil bulbs that were unable to get planted....
Bulbs that can be Planted in the Spring

Bulbs that can be Planted in the Spring

Did I Miss My Chance to Plant Bulbs? I’ve gotten several questions regarding tulips and daffodils from novice gardeners, wondering if they’re “too late” to plant these bulbs. My answer to these good-intentioned diggers in the dirt is yes. Unfortunately, these fall-planted bulbs need to be planted at the proper time in order to bloom...
The Bachelor's Guide to Valentine's Flowers

The Bachelor’s Guide to Valentine’s Flowers

How to Find the Perfect Flower for the Perfect Lady “Think staying power when choosing flowers,” advises Sally Ferguson, the director of the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center.  “For long-lasting flowers, choose tight buds just beginning to open.  Fully-open flowers are short-hitters,” says Ferguson whose website, bulb.com, offers these and other cut flower tips. More...
When to Plant Bulbs: From Daffodils and Tulips to Gladiolus and Dahilas!

When to Plant Bulbs: From Daffodils and Tulips to Gladiolus and Dahilas!

Want to Grow Bulbs but Confused About When to Plant? We’ve all seen it: the neighbor’s yard full of brilliant tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth in the spring…or the gorgeous fenceline covered with vibrantly-colored dahlias and lilies in the late summer. Wouldn’t we all love to grow flowers like these? You can! The key is knowing...