Flower Bulbs 101
7 Reasons Why Gardening is Good for You

7 Reasons Why Gardening is Good for You

Most people strive to live a healthy life. They participate in activities that are good for their physical and mental well-being. Some of us practice living a healthy life better than other people do. If you haven’t been living your best life lately know that it is never too late to start. Whether it is...
Commonly Asked Tulip Questions

Commonly Asked Tulip Questions

Spring is either here or soon to be here depending on where you live. One of the biggest symbols of spring is flowers blooming in your garden and on trees, and shrubs. Tulips are one of the most recognizable flowers to bloom in spring. These fall-planted flower bulbs are generally easy to grow, but that...
When is the best time to plant Summer Blooming Bulbs?

When is the best time to plant Summer Blooming Bulbs?

Before we can answer the question of when the best time to plant summer-blooming bulbs, we must determine what summer-blooming bulbs are! Online retailers like Holland Bulb Farms and Tulip World sell a variety of bulbs, perennials, fruit and vegetable plants for planting in spring. Typically out of their assortment we consider “Summer-Blooming Bulbs” to...
Exciting Elephant Ears

Exciting Elephant Ears

The first plant I ever rescued from the brink of death was an elephant ear. During the summer of 2006, I was getting ready to move into my first apartment. Prior to moving out, I bought an elephant ear plant on 75% off clearance at the garden center where I worked. I didn’t want to...
How to Grow the Big and Bold Dahlia Blooms!

How to Grow the Big and Bold Dahlia Blooms!

The dahlia is one of the most popular summer-blooming flower bulbs! New gardeners will love the bright colors, and ease of growing, as well as the large assortment of colors and bloom shapes to choose from. Experienced gardeners enjoy growing dahlias for the challenge of growing the biggest blooms possible, overwintering the dahlia tubers, and mixing...
Complete Guide to Growing Begonia Tubers

Complete Guide to Growing Begonia Tubers

Beautiful Shade Loving Blooms for your Beds, Baskets, and Containers! With over 350 species of begonias in existence, these shade-loving beauties are easily one of my favorite summer-blooming bulbs! My mostly shaded property has allowed me to experiment with the various begonia varieties, which I have grown increasingly fond of over time. At the garden...
The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening with Lilies

The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening with Lilies

True Lilies Lily is a broad term to describe a slew of various bulbs and perennials. In spring and summer gardeners’ plant: calla lilies, canna lilies, lily of the valley, daylilies, mountain lilies, pineapple lilies and of course the true lilies. What I mean by “true lilies” are Oriental Lilies, Asiatic Lilies, Tiger Lilies, Orienpet...
Amaryllis After Bloom Care Tips

Amaryllis After Bloom Care Tips

Your friend got you a lovely amaryllis bulb this holiday season and you have enjoyed the blooms. What’s next for this amaryllis bulb? The aftercare of your amaryllis all depends on the type of amaryllis as well as your motivation for blooms the next year. Amaryllis bulbs will typically put on 1-3 sets of flowers....
Amaryllis Care: 6 Tips for Growth and Blooms

Amaryllis Care: 6 Tips for Growth and Blooms

Easy to Grow Blooms for Your Home Growing plants indoors is not always the easiest thing to do. Even people who have a green thumb can watch their thumb turn black when they try to grow a potted plant inside their home. I speak from personal experience on this; I tend to be able to...
The Beginner's Guide to Gardening with Daffodils

The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening with Daffodils

He was so enamored by his handsome reflection in a pool of water that the gods punished him by turning him into a flower. Who was this boy? And what flower did they turn him into? The boy’s name was Narcissus. The flower the gods turned him into was the daffodil, which has the Latin...
Flower Bulb Chilling and Forcing:101

Flower Bulb Chilling and Forcing:101

Chilled Bulbs 101 Having a plan when it comes to gardening sets you up for future success. Planning now for winter garden projects as well as the awakening of the earth in spring can reap bountiful rewards. Chilling bulbs for indoor forcing or gardening in warm climates requires early planning for the best results. Gardeners...
Species Crocus vs Giant Crocus: Learn the Differences

Species Crocus vs Giant Crocus: Learn the Differences

Giant Crocus vs Species Crocus Early in spring when the snow starts to melt and the earth wakes up, one of the first flowers to emerge is the crocus. Adored for their bright yellow, purple, or white blooms early in the season crocus are an essential fall planted bulb to add to your garden. Did...