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Winter Dreams for spring: These are not your Grandmother’s Glads!

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Wow!  Look at the colors!  Selection! New bi-colors and tri-colors.  Plus one beautiful flower (“The Peacock Orchid”) you didn’t even know was a “glad. I like glads for two big reasons. They’re inexpensive (Our Spring bulbs are on sale during winter for big savings: shipping begins in March, warmest zones …

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During winter, do what all gardeners do.

Monday, January 8th, 2018

You imagine and plan next year’s garden, right?  As for flowers, that means “Spring Bulbs”—the ones you plant in spring for summer-long bloom. Dahlias!  Glads!  And of course, Lilies.  All our Spring Bulbs are on Advance Sale with big savings during winter.  Then shipping begins in March, warmest zones first. …

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Which “Fall Bulbs” are best for spring bloom in your region?

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

The bulbs like Tulips and Daffodils, that are planted in fall to bloom in spring. Easiest flowers of all!  That’s the best thing about fall-planted bulbs.  The secret is that the flower is already formed in each bulb…no green thumb required. And everybody loves them.  They’re the first blooms of …

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Plant fall bulbs into January?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Yes, you can. The bulb experts in Holland have studied fall bulb planting in the US for decades, and they’re the experts.  See the list below for dates they recommend, by region. But yes, you can even plant into Dec. or Jan. in cold zones: Wait until after a killing …

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A free internet visit to Keukenhof, the famous tulip garden in Holland

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

There’s no other place like it on earth. And whether you’ve heard of the world-famous 79-acre Tulip Garden in Lisse, Holland or not, here’s your chance to have a great look at it all without leaving home. It’s named Keukenhof, (Kew’-ken-hoff) and is visited by more than 800,000 people during …

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Celebrity Wildflowers

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A few famous plants are named for celebrities, but not the celebrities you know. If you read gardening books like I do, you pick up fascinating stories about plants.  Did you know there was a famous doctor and plant expert in Charleston, SC during the Colonial Period named Dr. Garden?  …

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