Spring-Planted Bulbs
Tips on Growing Clematis

Tips on Growing Clematis

  Multi-Blue Double Flowering Clematis Clematis are one of my absolute faves when it comes to the summer garden — I know, I have a lot of them but no one ever said there was a limit, right? Fantastic color and profuse blooms, this perennial vine has so many uses and applications, just about everyone...
Bulb Bargain: Stargazer Lilies for Mom

Bulb Bargain: Stargazer Lilies for Mom

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...
Bulb Bargain: Charming Beauty Miniature HARDY Gladiolus

Bulb Bargain: Charming Beauty Miniature HARDY Gladiolus

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...
Bulb Bargain: Russell Hybrid Lupine Mix

Bulb Bargain: Russell Hybrid Lupine Mix

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...
Bulb Bargain: Black Barlow Columbine

Bulb Bargain: Black Barlow Columbine

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...
Bulb Bargain: Elephant Ears

Bulb Bargain: Elephant Ears

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...
Bulb Bargain: Sumatra Oriental Lilies

Bulb Bargain: Sumatra Oriental Lilies

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...
Bulb Bargain: Blue Wonder Toad Lily

Bulb Bargain: Blue Wonder Toad Lily

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...
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...
Three Specific Resolutions

Three Specific Resolutions

Happy New Year to all! I have to say, I think this past New Year’s Eve was perhaps one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever had. And no, it wasn’t because we went out to a crazy party or celebrated by taking some exotic vacay. We stayed home. And I didn’t have many expectations. Nor...
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...
A Carpet of Begonias

A Carpet of Begonias

(Photo: Flower Carpet) I never knew there was an entire website dedicated to a carpet of flowers. In fact, I never knew there was a carpet of flowers created like the one done biennially in Belgium. This isn’t just your front door mat kind of carpet. This is an area that spans just a little...