Posts tagged "fall planted bulbs"
How to plant fall bare root perennials

How to plant fall bare root perennials

Fall is a special and magical time of the year for outdoor activities.  Casual outdoor activities with your family like a visit to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard, or a crisp fall hike are a great way to enjoy the season.  One of our favorite outdoor activities is planting flower bulbs, trees, shrubs and...
Am I late? Did I miss the fall planting season?

Am I late? Did I miss the fall planting season?

Perhaps you were at your local home store or garden center over the weekend, making your plans for the fall season and you noticed tulips, daffodils and other fall bulbs lining the store shelves. Maybe you started to wonder if you should have had your fall bulbs planted by now and if you were late...
Tulips Series: Single Early Tulips

Tulips Series: Single Early Tulips

Profile: Bloomtime: Early Spring Height: 12 – 18” Petal Shape/Habit: Full, somewhat rounded petals Planting Depth: 6 – 8” below soil surface Planting Spacing: 4 – 6” or in bouquets of 5 – 7 bulbs each Light Requirements: Full Sun for best blooms Hardy in Zones: 3 – 7 The earliest of the taller tulips...
Tulip Series: Botanical or Species Tulips

Tulip Series: Botanical or Species Tulips

Tulip Profile: Bloomtime: Early Spring Height: 4 – 8” Petal Shape/Habit: Slightly pointed petals, smaller blooms than a standard tulip Planting Depth: 2 – 4” below soil surface Planting Spacing: 3 – 4” or in small bouquets of 5 – 7 bulbs each Light Requirements: Full Sun is best, but one of the only tulips...
Tulip Series: Double Early Tulips

Tulip Series: Double Early Tulips

Profile: Bloomtime: Early Spring Height: 12 – 16” Petal Shape/Habit: Extremely full, curved with a somewhat wavy margin Planting Depth: 6 – 8” below soil surface Planting Spacing: 4 – 6” or in bouquets of 5 – 7 bulbs each Light Requirements: Full Sun for best blooms Hardy in Zones: 4 – 7 The Double...
What ARE those in my neighbor's garden???

What ARE those in my neighbor’s garden???

Have you ever walked or driven past a garden, spotted a magnificent plant or flower and wondered, “What ARE those???” I’ve been asked this question many times over the past few weeks while working in my front yard and have also gotten quite a few inquiries from readers regarding the “big purple balls” on tall...
Bearded Iris: A Timeless Jewel

Bearded Iris: A Timeless Jewel

Believe it or not, August has arrived. And as true as it is that there could still be some good summer weeks left in the weather (depending on where you’re located), some gardeners thoughts have started turning in more of a fall direction. I stopped by Holland Bulb Farms yesterday and could hardly believe it...
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...
New Dreams for Fall 2012!

New Dreams for Fall 2012!

As hard as it is to believe, the fall season is just around the corner. Personally, I have to admit that I’m ready for it. This summer has been one hot spell after another and I’m getting a bit tired of living in a somewhat stale atmosphere due to the constant air conditioning (not to...
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...
Plant your Perennials...this Fall!

Plant your Perennials…this Fall!

If you’re like most people, you probably assume that the best time to plant is in the spring. While spring is definitely a good time to put most plants in the ground, it is not the only time to do it. Fall is not only an excellent time for planting trees and shrubs, but also...
Stunted Tulips???

Stunted Tulips???

Spring has arrived…we think. It sure is hard to know these days, isn’t it? Here in the Midwest, we’ve experienced temperatures as low as 3 degrees F and as high as 80, all within the last month! One of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received lately has to do with the growth habits of...