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March 11, 2010


Van_Gogh-basket with flower bulbs

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


a small bouquet of purple hyacinth in a glass jar filled with water.

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


a bright red amaryllis bloom with a black background.

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.

November 19, 2009


a bunch of paper white narcissus flowers before a pink background.

Flowers For Winter

Paper White Narcissus bulbs are easy to grow indoors and provide clusters of highly perfumed white flowers.

September 3, 2009


A house surrounded by an imaculate landscape of gardens and shrubbery.

Foundation Plantings

The purpose of foundation plantings is to hide unattractive parts of the foundation of a house from view and to anchor the home to the site.

March 26, 2009


a photo of Bob Dylan with his guitar and Allen Ginsberg.

Flower Power

While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.

May 10, 2007


georgia blue veronicas

Georgia Blue Veronica: An Herbaceous Perennial

The leaves of Georgia Blue Veronica are small and dark green and turn a burgundy-bronze shade in winter.

October 12, 2006


deep purple allium flower


These flowering onions look exotic floating above the other plants.

April 13, 2006


A vinca minor plant.

Vinca Minor

The Vinca minor, also known as common periwinkle, is best known for being an easy ground cover with periwinkle blue flowers in spring.

February 26, 2006


A sprouting bulb.

Brave Early Bloomers

In late February in my Midwestern garden, I delight in the green, sprouting foliage of little bulbs. It is evidence that the tiniest flowers are the bravest.

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