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February 7, 2013



Spring’s First Steps

“Spring comes to a garden with tentative indecisive steps. A foot is advanced and then withdrawn.” - Louise Beebe Wilder

March 8, 2012



Earliest Spring Crocus

The earliest crocus flowers to appear each spring are the pale lavender ones with flimsy petals...

March 1, 2012



March Flowers

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, March is the month where every garden worthy of the name, does have some daffodils in bloom.

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.

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