Posts tagged "daffodils"
Best Squirrel and Deer Resistant Bulbs: Our Top 10 Fall Planted Favorites

Best Squirrel and Deer Resistant Bulbs: Our Top 10 Fall Planted Favorites

You, like me, like most gardeners want a bounty of beautiful blooms in their spring garden. You have made your purchase, received your flower bulbs, got your shovel ready, amended your soil and are ready to plant.  But then out of nowhere you hear this chirping sound coming from the maple tree nearby, but it’s...
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...
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...
Fall Bulbs for Warmer Climates

Fall Bulbs for Warmer Climates

As we all know, there are pluses and minuses to the weather wherever you live. If you’re located in the upper Midwest like me, you may complain the winter’s too long. If you live in southern Texas, you may miss seeing snow at Christmastime. The same is true when it comes to gardening benefits in...
To Bouquet or not to Bouquet...

To Bouquet or not to Bouquet…

The weather here in the upper Midwest has been pretty perfect for being outside: warm sun, dry air, cool nights…more than a gardening girl like me could ever ask for! So over the past few days, I’ve stolen a few hours to myself to get outside and get my spring-blooming bulbs in the ground. After...
Forcing Flower Bulbs

Forcing Flower Bulbs

Part I: What is Forcing??? We’ve all been there: for one reason or another you didn’t get to planting your spring-blooming bulbs this fall. Maybe you live in an apartment or condo where you have no yard, maybe the weather turned colder faster than you expected, or maybe you just plain didn’t get to it....
When to Plant Flower Bulbs

When to Plant Flower Bulbs

What’s all this about Spring Planted Bulbs??? When you think of “flower bulbs” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you immediate picture fields of tulips and daffodils, or maybe groupings of hyacinth. While this idea of bulbs is definitely a correct one, it is also somewhat limited. Did you realize that there...
Garden Design

Garden Design

Repetition in the Garden In perusing my favorite gardening websites the other day, I came across some really cool, different looking plants such as the Purple Fritillaria and the Hair Allium. These guys were super unique and I had to find a place for them in my garden. If you’re anything like me, you love...
Photographing with Flowers

Photographing with Flowers

HEY! That’s MY yard! My husband and I are relatively new in our neighborhood and have not yet had a chance to get acquainted with our neighbors. When we first moved into our house at the end of last fall, the landscape was quite stark, like a blank canvas just waiting for the artist’s touch....
What to do if You didn't get your Bulbs Planted

What to do if You didn’t get your Bulbs Planted

HELP! I ran out of time to plant my fall bulbs! Now what? “I know you’re not supposed to plant fall bulbs in the spring but we were hit with hard winter weather rather early this year and I am left with at least 100 tulip and daffodil bulbs that were unable to get planted....