Posts tagged "perennials"
Some Fall Flower Options for Spring

Some Fall Flower Options for Spring

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for planting flower bulbs! Fall planting season is upon us, as the coldest areas of the United States will begin planting their tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, allium and other jewels of the spring garden.  As usual Holland Bulb Farms is offering some new and exciting bulbs and perennials for...
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...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part I

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part I

Well, the end of the year is upon us. Hard to believe…where did 2012 go? One of the most exciting things we (Holland Bulb Farms partnered with myself) did this year was the monthly facebook-based Photo Contest! We received so many WONDERFUL entries — it made me thankful that it was not up to me...
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...
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...
The Black Walnut: A Toxic Beauty

The Black Walnut: A Toxic Beauty

Beautifully tall with large compound leaves, the black walnut tree can truly be a wonderful addition to a large scale landscape. The problem with the, not one, but TWO black walnut trees that adorn my property is that I would by no means consider my little piece of the earth a “large scale landscape”. My...
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...
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...
Summer Garden Planning

Summer Garden Planning

Don’t be a grump just because it’s cold! Start your “summer dreaming” now! Beat the Winter Duldrums: Start Planning your Summer Garden TODAY! For those of us who live in “cold winter” areas, as Begonia and I do, right about now the snow is beginning to “lose its luster”. The holidays are over with nothing...
Bearded Iris and Dutch Iris

Bearded Iris and Dutch Iris

Iris: The Apple of my Gardening Eye An old-time favorite but still a very frequently used perennial, the Iris is truly timeless. Whether it be a the romantic, frilly Beardeds or the more modern, chic Dutch Iris, both add elements to the garden which are unmatched among other perennials. August is often referred to as...