Posts tagged "flower bulbs"
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...
Color, Color, and MORE Color!

Color, Color, and MORE Color!

Are you passionate about purple? Gung-ho for green? Whimsical about white? Have you ever considered planting a monochromatic garden? This fall could be the season to try it! Creating a monochromatic garden (that is, one of all the same bloom color) can make quite an impact. Keeping a color consistent throughout your garden can be...
Amaryllis: A One-Hit-Wonder or a Gift that Keeps on Giving?

Amaryllis: A One-Hit-Wonder or a Gift that Keeps on Giving?

‘Tis the season for giving…and receiving! If the lists of gifts you have given or received include the ever-popular amaryllis, you may be left thinking: This flower is gorgeous! But what will I do with it once it is finished blooming? In all my searching online, I’ve found it difficult to locate any straight-forward and...
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...