Tips & Tricks
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...
Bulb Bargain: Jersey Giant Asparagus

Bulb Bargain: Jersey Giant Asparagus

The spring planting season is in full swing! Therefore, I am continuing to feature one of my favorite spring planted items (bulbs, perennials, fruits or veggies) each week. This garden selection will then become Holland Bulb Farm’s Bulb Bargain for that one day ONLY. They’ll also be featuring a unique shipping deal each week with the bargain...
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 week and out her garden...
It's Hard to Keep a Good Bulb Down...

It’s Hard to Keep a Good Bulb Down…

Wow…I just checked the date of my last post. Can’t believe it’s been almost exactly a month since the last time I wrote. The “spring” has been anything but here in the Upper Midwest so I’m blaming my recent lack of motivation on the weather patterns. I literally have challenged myself to limiting my amount...
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 his back fence by providing...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part IV

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part IV

Happy New Year’s Eve to all of my readers! Sure is hard to believe that we’re almost saying “goodbye” to 2012 and “hello” to 2013! I thought it would be a great way to finish off the year by sharing our last (6) winning photos with all of you. So without further ado… September First...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part III

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part III

We had even more brilliant entries in the months of July and August when things really started blooming: July First Place Winner – Christie from Royston, Georgia Christie says, “This is one of the blooms from the Holland Bulb Grab Bag offer last April. My garden surely is pretty this summer!” And many of our...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part II

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part II

I hope you enjoyed the photos I shared with you the other day! As promised, here are the winning images from May and June! May First Place Winner – Shanaz from Port St. Lucie, Florida Shanaz says, “I bought this Amaryllis for my mom 2 years ago and after the bloom dropped I planted it...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part I

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part I

Well, the end of the year is upon us. Hard to believe…where did 2012 go? One of the most exciting things we (Holland Bulb Farms partnered with myself) did this year was the monthly facebook-based Photo Contest! We received so many WONDERFUL entries — it made me thankful that it was not up to me...
Growing Bulbs in Outdoor Containers

Growing Bulbs in Outdoor Containers

So you love tulips, daffodils, hyacinth…the list goes on. But maybe you live in a condo or apartment with only a balcony and no “yard” per say. Or perhaps you’re so in love with these spring blooming bulbs that you not only want them in your garden beds, but also in pots on either side...
Tulips are the Bee's Knees for Spring Pollination // Guest Blog

Tulips are the Bee’s Knees for Spring Pollination // Guest Blog

While speaking with a gardening friend this past weekend, he asked me what spring blooming bulbs would be best for attracting bees. This friend of mine certainly put a bee in my bonnet, as it affirmed my thoughts on the important role bees play in our world.  Most flowers are pollinated by insects as opposed...