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July 21, 2011

 

Uses For Lilies

Different varieties of lily bulbs can be planted to provide a succession of flowers from June through August in well-drained, sunny areas of a garden.

May 5, 2011

 

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Cornell’s Combinations: Camouflaging Spring Bulb Foliage

Unless the foliage of other perennials grows up to mask the bulb foliage as it decays, the garden looks a mess.

April 21, 2011

 

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Hollow Stems: Preparing Them For Arrangement

Flowers from bulbs are easy to arrange informally in a vase.

April 7, 2011

 

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Pre-Bloom Time: Anticipating Those First Signs Of Spring

Each of us has our own personal method by which we confirm the onset of spring. For me it is when my ground-hugging yellow aconites bloom.

November 11, 2010

 

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Future Flowers: Plant Bulbs Now For Spring Enjoyment

I am now digging big wide round holes and placing lots of bulbs of different sizes and bloom times all together at differing depths.

October 28, 2010

 

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Tender Tropicals

All tropical plants must be kept from freezing and stored in a state of dormancy. Lack of warmth inhibits growth, which is why cool temperatures are best.

May 6, 2010

 

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Reviving a Tulip

Tulips are one of our most popular spring flowering bulbs. Colette wrote about how to revive a cut tulip that is drooping.

March 11, 2010

 

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Storehouses of energy…the miracle of bulbs!

Ninety percent of the bulbs in home flower gardens belong to just 6 genera: Narcissus, Tulipa, Hyacinthus, Iris, Lilium and Gladiola.

December 31, 2009

 

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Growing Flowers Indoors: Hyacinth Glass

If we grow a hyacinth indoors in winter, the perfume will fill the house. Try finding a hyacinth glass for this purpose in an antique store or garden center.

November 26, 2009

 

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Dormancy For Amaryllis

If you still have an amaryllis plant that flowered last winter, putting the bulb into dormancy will make it flower again this season.

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