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Victory Garden 2.0 – Fall is for Planting Bulbs

Fall is in the air and that means it’s time for mums, pumpkins, apples… and planting spring-blooming flower bulbs! Invest an hour or two this fall to enjoy weeks of color next spring!

Unwrapping Gifts After the Holidays

With the unseasonably warm weather we had in December, blogger Emily Stashower is enjoying watching plants emerge both indoors and out. These are nature's gifts.

Beginner’s Guide to Bulbs – What to do in the Fall

Here's the quick-and-dirty guide to bulbs, the fall version.  It starts with this basic info:  that you plant NOW for bulbs that bloom in the spring - most bulbs. BUYING AND STORING The bigger the bulb, the better.  Though when…

Bulbs! It’s time to plant ’em, and lots more tips

Horticulturist Carol Allen shared her love of bulbs with customers at one of our free seminars, starting with this declaration: "Bulbs deliver, big-time!"  Then she went on to give us tips, lots of tips, and these are just some of…

Bulb Forcing 101: How to get Spring Blooms in the Dead of Winter

  You’re going to do WHAT to that poor, defenseless bulb?! Getting past its dreadful name, bulb forcing isn’t so bad. In truth, bulb forcing is relatively cheap, easy, and certainly rewarding. A preview of spring in the dead of…

How to get Years of Bloom from your Tulips

One way to enjoy tulips is to treat them as annuals.  That way you choose any type you like, and have the fun of a trying a new color scheme every year.   And that’s what I did before deer made…

Spring Flowering Bulbs

When and How to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Spring flowering bulbs, including such favorites as tulips and daffodils, are one of the signs that winter is over and are a true delight. While the bulbs themselves are nothing to look at, the flowers they produce come in all…

Critter-Resistant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Oh, Deer! For the urban/suburban gardener, dealing with deer and other warm-blooded garden grazers is generally a case of discouraging their feeding in your garden. You can probably visualize herds of discouraged deer, walking dejectedly down the street, looking for…

Tulips

Introduction to Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Flowering bulbs are among the most reliable plants in the garden. Properly handled, they will reward the gardener with dazzling displays - often the first breath of spring. But first, a map of your yard is a Good Thing. Almost…

How to Create a Low-Maintenance Garden

“Low Maintenance” has been a popular phrase in the gardening media for ages now, long enough to create plenty of confusion on the subject. So let’s start with the question: What is maintenance? The answer depends on the task and…

Miri’s October Gardening Chores

You know those loooong lists of "What to Do in the Garden in Name-that-Month"?  I see them everywhere but I'd rather know what real gardeners are really doing - to help me home in on the really important tasks at…

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