Category Archives: Bulbs

Bulbs & Bees

 
From Netherland Bulb Company
What bulbs best attract bees and pollinators to a garden? The answer is simple once one understands how a bee uses sight. Like humans, bees are …

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Simple Tips for Designing and Planting Fall Flower Bulbs

Bulbs are the gateway to the garden. Plant them now and forget about them. By the time spring rolls around, the garden will be full of buds ready to blossom.
And, with cooler temperatures, …

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Planting Amaryllis Bulbs In Three Easy Steps For Beautiful Winter Blooms

Everyone loves flowers and during the dead of winter, they can spruce up a house with their beautiful colors. One plant that shines at this time of year is the amaryllis. If you’ve been thinking …

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Plant Fall Bulbs Now for Spring Color

The growing season never ends, and you may be surprised to discover that fall is the perfect time to start thinking about your spring gardens! This cooler season is the best time to plant bulbs …

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Why I Love Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Thousands of spring-blooming bulbs recently arrived at Homestead, so I’ve started my bulb-planning in earnest.  For inspiration, I perused the photos in my “bulb” file and found these beauties I can’t resist sharing.  …

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Cooking at Homestead Gardens’ Mediterranean Retreat

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

 

 

Finally it’s spring and the Spring Flower Show reflected the excitement of the season throughout the living flowers, bulbs, olive trees – raised edible gardens, verdant …

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Chionodoxa and Crocus for March “Bloom Day”

by Susan Harris
Garden Blogger Bloom Day happens the 15th of every month, when bloggers across North America and beyond post photos of what’s blooming for them – indoors or out.   And …

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Planting Daffodils and Saving Time

by Susan Harris

I’m embarrassed to tell you how I used to plant daffodils – one at a time, all spaced about a foot apart.  Here’s what’s wrong with …

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The Hunt for Bambi-Beating Bulbs

by Susan Harris
No, I won’t be beating Bambi over the head with a bag of daffodils but the bulbs I’m planting need to survive the …

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Tulips!

We’re in peak tulip season now, and these stunning scenes remind me to plant tulips in masses.  Or at least in dozens.


Just recently blog-readers …

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Wowed by Bulbs to Plant in Spring

Posted by Susan Harris

Just as we’re being cheered by the first daffodils of spring, designer/writer Joel Lerner’s column turns us on with visions of bulbs we plant in …

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