Posts tagged "spring"
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...
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...
Gardening with Little Feet

Gardening with Little Feet

Somehow, I always manage to get myself in a bit over my head with plans – it always sounds like a great idea and completely realistic until it gets down to the actual carrying out of whatever event or project I have gotten myself into. And now that I have two almost three-year olds running...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part III

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part III

We had even more brilliant entries in the months of July and August when things really started blooming: July First Place Winner – Christie from Royston, Georgia Christie says, “This is one of the blooms from the Holland Bulb Grab Bag offer last April. My garden surely is pretty this summer!” And many of our...
Bridget's Favorites

Bridget’s Favorites

What I’m Loving this Year… So now that the spring has finally come (and yes, we’re still waiting on summer up here in the Northern Midwest), I’ve gotten out to some of our local farmers’ and flea markets. In my travels, I’ve come across both a perennial and an annual which I haven’t had the...
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...
Spring Garden Flower

Spring Garden Flower

My Favorite Spring Things Spring has almost come and gone in what seems like the blink of an eye! Now that the season is drawing to a close, I thought it might be a good time to review some of my “garden favorites” for all of the blog readers out there. After all, it’s never...
Springtime Quote

Springtime Quote

Wise Dirt “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~Anne Bradstreet