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A Crocus-Filled Spring

The carpet of early spring color that Crocus bulbs produce often signals the array of spring blooms to follow. They’re famous for planting in the lawn or naturalizing anywhere you want their bright, early color. Crocus are small (making them easy to plant), fairly inexpensive and come back year after year, making them an extremely popular bulb in all parts of the country.

October 22, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Protect Your Bulbs!

Although squirrel and gopher watching may be a fun pastime for you and your family, their tendency to snack on freshly-planted bulbs is not so amusing. Don’t let this discourage you from planting these gorgeous spring-bloomers – With a few simple steps you can keep hungry critters away and enjoy the fruits of your labor come spring!

October 18, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Create a Blooming Spring With Little Water

Drought and limited water resources have become a challenge for gardeners throughout the country. However, this does not mean that gardeners with limited water resources cannot enjoy beautiful blooms – It is all about choosing the right plants. Fall-Planted Bulbs such as Daffodils, Tulips, Allium, Crocus, and more are extremely drought-tolerant and only require initial watering when they are first planted, producing gorgeous blooms come spring.

September 21, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Update: Planting Fall Bulbs in our City Garden

This past fall, my friend Jintina and I layered hundreds of fall bulbs in our city garden bed. We patiently waited throughout the winter months and once spring came, along with it came a rainbow of beautiful blooms! I captured pictures of as many different blooms as I could (there were new varieties blooming each day) and am happy to report that our layered planting was a gorgeous success!

June 15, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Don’t Worry – Your Fall Bulbs Will Be OK!

With the mild winter we have been having across the country this year, we have been frequently asked “My fall bulbs have started to sprout. Will they be OK?” The short answer is simply “yes.” However, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your precious fall bulbs will be on track to bloom in early spring.

February 20, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Our Favorite Flowers

We are often asked by customers, “What is your favorite flower?” Usually unable to answer on the spot as there are just too many to choose from, we have decided to take the time to give everyone on our team the chance to answer this question once and for all.

November 15, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Planting Fall Bulbs in our City Garden

This past weekend my friend Jintina and I finished planting our garden bed that is devoted to fall-planted bulbs. Greeted with a gorgeous fall morning, we put our gardening gloves on and got to work!

November 10, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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When is it too late to plant?

A common question every fall is, “when is it too late to plant?” The answer is simple: If you can dig a hole, you can plant a bulb! As long as the ground isn’t frozen, go ahead and plant.

November 2, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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How to Deter Squirrels from Eating Your Fall Bulbs

Although their antics are fun to watch, squirrels can be a real nuisance when they dig up your newly planted bulbs. The simplest way to prevent problems is to plant bulbs they don’t like to eat. Here are some of the bulbs found to be distasteful to squirrels (the ones in bold are available for [...]

November 11, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · 16 Comments
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Planting Bulbs in Containers

Spring may seem a long time away, but if you want to enjoy tulips, crocus and other spring bloomers, now is the time to plant. In addition to planting out in the garden, consider planting some bulbs in containers. In spring, you can use them to dress up your front entrance, deck or patio, providing [...]

November 4, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · Comments Closed
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