Posts tagged bulbs

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

Allium

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.

January 5, 2006

 

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

Paper White Narcissus

After the holidays, gardeners often seek tender bulbs that bloom indoors such as the Paper White Narcissus. They will light up our homes and hearts in winter.

June 16, 2005

 

lilies in vase

Lilies

You can plant many varieties of lily bulbs to have continuous bloom from late May into August.

March 24, 2005

 

scilla flower

Scilla

The tiny scilla is one of these rewarding yet undemanding fellows.

February 4, 2005

 

a bouquet of dying flowers.

A February Flower Fix

What do you do to get your flower fix in February?

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