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A Walk thru Milwaukee Gardens

A Walk thru Milwaukee Gardens

As an e-commerce business that sells flower bulbs – when Spring time rolls around, you can bet that we head to nearby gardens to take in the beautiful spring blooms! Every time we visited this Spring we saw something different yet breathtaking. The first time we were greeted with an abundance of Daffodils. Yellow Dutch...
Hosta Design 101

Hosta Design 101

Hosta plants may quite possibly be the most recognized shade loving perennial, and there are good reasons for it. Whether you pronounce is ho-sta or ha-sta, it doesn’t really matter; what matters is if you have shade and are looking to diversify it – consider adding some of these shade loving easy to grow perennials...
Recipe Contest, 3rd Place Winners

Recipe Contest, 3rd Place Winners

Isn’t this great? I absolutely love talking about food. In fact, I think it’s probably one of my favorite topics of conversation (after plants, of course). Today, I am pleased to present to you the third place winners in each category! 3rd Place in Vegetable Category: Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard...
Recipe Contest, 2nd Place Winners

Recipe Contest, 2nd Place Winners

I’m excited to share with you our second place winning recipes in each category today… 2nd Place in Vegetable Category: Grilled Irish Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches with Onion and Apple Relish  from Nicole Filizetti from Stevens Point, WI Ingredients6 T butter at room temperature, divided 1 tart apple, peeled and sliced 1/2 small red onion, slivered 1/4 tsp. thyme...
2015 Recipe Contest Winners

2015 Recipe Contest Winners

Today marks the official end of our 2015 Homegrown Recipe Contest…and what a contest it was! We had recipes of all types, sizes, and styles submitted from Grape Salsa, to Smokey Squash Soup, to Potato Cheesecake, and Roasted Eggplant Poasta! It is always so difficult to decide on the top 3 recipes in each category,...
How to Divide Daylilies

How to Divide Daylilies

Daylilies are a true workhorse in the garden, they are easy to grow, come in an array of colors and many varieties bloom for nearly the entire summer. For a beginner gardener, planting daylilies is a great choice as you will not be disappointed in your efforts and the results produced by these garden gems.  Daylilies...
Tips for Growing Gladiolus

Tips for Growing Gladiolus

Surprise yourself this summer by growing beautiful gladiolus that can be used for fresh cut flower displays in your home. Gladiolus don’t always have the best reputation, often the first thing a person has to say about gladiolus, is “oh those are the funereal flowers,” right?  Gladiolus are not just for funerals, they make stunning...
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...
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...
Bulb Bargain: Double Passion Daylily

Bulb Bargain: Double Passion Daylily

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, it WILL happen! — I...
4th Annual Recipe Contest

4th Annual Recipe Contest

The Homegrown Recipe Contest is back — and I couldn’t be more excited! For the fourth year in a row, I’ve teamed up with Holland Bulb Farms to offer gardeners and cooks alike the chance at winning a Holland Bulb Farms gift card! Just like in years past, the only requirement is that any recipe submitted contains...