Posts tagged "bulbs"
Caught in a Dahlia Daydream - Planting Dahlias

Caught in a Dahlia Daydream – Planting Dahlias

Known for its vibrant colors and tightly-packed (often large) flower heads, the Dahlia is truly a wonder to behold in the summer garden. In this article, we’ll review the advantages of using these beauties in your garden, as well as different planting techniques and tips for growing them. Classification Dahlias come in a wide range...
Planting Oriental and Asiatic Lilies

Planting Oriental and Asiatic Lilies

Perhaps one of the most well-known bulbs and one of the world’s best cutflowers, both Oriental and Asiatic Lilies are known for their spectacular color displays as well as their often intense, sweet fragrance. In this article, we’ll review the advantages of using these beauties in your garden, as well as different planting techniques and...
Welcome to our Tulip Series!

Welcome to our Tulip Series!

The other week we posted about one the best-loved tulip varieties, the Triumph Tulips. We received such an overwhelming response to this post that we thought, why not continue the series and cover the other categories as well?! Therefore, over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting a different tulip category in each post, sequencing...
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...
3x3 Garden #4: The Vibrant Sun Perennial Trio

3×3 Garden #4: The Vibrant Sun Perennial Trio

If you’re anything like me, the thought of digging up a bulb during the fall months and keeping it somewhere safe until spring is a bit daunting. Will I do it? Yes, but it doesn’t particularly top my list of fave “to-do’s”. So for this week’s 3 x 3 Garden Trio, I decided to focus...
Who Knew?

Who Knew?

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”by Robert Burns This quote couldn’t be more fitting for me today. Some of you may remember the post I wrote back at the end of September entitled “To Bouquet or not to Bouquet” in which I described two different methods of planting. In this...
A Touch of the Blues

A Touch of the Blues

One of the most sought-after colors in the garden, blue blooms are something to truly behold! I had actually begun preparing a blog post on blue-flowering bulbs when I received the September edition of the Martha Stewart Living magazine in the mail just the other day. I was quite pleased to see her article (found...
Eager to Grow

Eager to Grow

No matter how hard I try, my best-laid plans for planting new items in my garden each spring don’t always come to fruition. This year was no exception. This past weekend, as I was “tidying up” the yard after weeding the garden, I stumbled upon an elephant ear which never got planted when I brought...
Dreaming of...FALL???

Dreaming of…FALL???

Yes, I know it sounds odd. Who fantasizes about the day the weather turns cold and the leaves begin to fall from the trees? While I am in love with the warm weather, sunshine on my face, and a refreshing glass of lemonade, I am also a true believer that the change of seasons is...
Springtime Asparagus Pizza

Springtime Asparagus Pizza

A healthy way to serve up a family favorite! Springtime Asparagus Pizza Our second place winner in the Vegetables Category submits her recipe from Columbia, South Carolina. She is currently waiting for her asparagus crowns to mature so that she can begin to harvest them out of her own garden! Perhaps you could do the...
Strawberry Soup Recipe

Strawberry Soup Recipe

Not only wonderful for the taste buds, but quite pretty to look at, too! Lip-Smacking Strawberry Soup I’m excited to tell you about the 2nd place winner in our Fruits Category. This recipe was submitted by Kenneth of Washington, D.C. An avid strawberry grower, he says he would love to grow them all for this...
Spring Harvest Bruschetta Recipe

Spring Harvest Bruschetta Recipe

Spring Harvest Bruschetta The first place entry in our Vegetables Category comes to us from Elinor in Fiskdale, Massachusetts. She says that we couldn’t have chosen a more enthusiastic family for growing their own produce. Her husband recently built eight new raised beds in addition to their large backyard garden for this year’s growing season!...