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Archive for July, 2008

Popularity Contest for Bulbs

Every fall people want to know.  What are the most popular Dutch Bulbs planted in the US?  Well, the Netherland Flower Bulb Centre, which tracks such things, tells all.  With tulips, the big color is red, as it’s always been, and the top sellers are the Darwin Hybrid reds, which means “Oxford” and others. Also [...]

July 21, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall

It’s not your grandmother’s amaryllis.

An Amaryllis is an amaryllis is an amaryllis, right? Not so, my friends from Holland tell me. It seems that over the last couple of years, the hybridizers there have been on a mission to bring all kinds of new and beautiful amaryllis hybrids to market, and if what we’re seeing this year is any [...]

July 16, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in the Winter

New Guide to all the Irises.

We’ve just finished a simple, clear explanation on the various Iris groups used in gardens…from the big Bearded (or German) Irises everyone knows, plus Japanese (Butterfly), Siberian, Louisiana and the bulb-rooted Dutch Iris shown here.  Some are planted in spring, some in summer, and some in fall.  All are easy to grow, and now with [...]

July 6, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Perennials

Happy Fourth

Welcome to summer.  Have a great holiday!  The seed packet at the left is a favorite this week, and anytime for elections or parties for people in the military.  Our Flag Packet was designed just after 9-11, and has been a favorite ever since.  They’re .50 each, or less with quantity, and contain red white and blue [...]

July 2, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Wildflowers