Posts tagged "tulips"
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...
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...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part IV

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part IV

Happy New Year’s Eve to all of my readers! Sure is hard to believe that we’re almost saying “goodbye” to 2012 and “hello” to 2013! I thought it would be a great way to finish off the year by sharing our last (6) winning photos with all of you. So without further ado… September First...
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...
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...
Dreaming of...FALL???

Dreaming of…FALL???

Yes, I know it sounds odd. Who fantasizes about the day the weather turns cold and the leaves begin to fall from the trees? While I am in love with the warm weather, sunshine on my face, and a refreshing glass of lemonade, I am also a true believer that the change of seasons is...
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...
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....