Monthly archive September, 2014
Forcing Hyacinths For Indoor Blooms in 8 Simple Steps

Forcing Hyacinths For Indoor Blooms in 8 Simple Steps

Most fall-planted bulbs (such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth) require a “chilling period” in order for them to bloom and grow correctly. In climates where the winter temperatures remain cold enough for an adequate period of time (zones 2 through 7), this “chilling period” is provided naturally when bulbs are planted outdoors. However, if planting...
Bulb Bargain: Minnow Daffodils

Bulb Bargain: Minnow Daffodils

They say good things come in small packages, and we couldn’t agree more when it comes to the quality Minnow Daffodil! This Mid-Spring blooming daffodil is a real charmer, with its clear white petals and lemon yellow cup, on dainty 5” stems. Don’t forget this garden gem is fragrant; here are some of our favorite...
What ARE those in my neighbor's garden???

What ARE those in my neighbor’s garden???

Have you ever walked or driven past a garden, spotted a magnificent plant or flower and wondered, “What ARE those???” I’ve been asked this question many times over the past few weeks while working in my front yard and have also gotten quite a few inquiries from readers regarding the “big purple balls” on tall...
Tulip Series: Triumph Tulips

Tulip Series: Triumph Tulips

“Decisions, decisions, decisions”, you may have uttered these words at moments in your life, perhaps at the grocery store in the granola bar section, trying to pick the perfect dress for an upcoming wedding, or trying to purchase tulips for your spring garden. With an abundance of choices in life comes an abundance of decisions...