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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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Paint your own Rembrandt

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Do you know about “Rembrandt Tulips?”  They’re some of the oldest of them all.  Named after the 16th Century hybrids which were some of the earliest efforts of the Dutch tulip growers, they are the ones that touched off “Tulipomania.”  It was an astonishing financial craze in Holland over the …

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Secrets from the Pros

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

When you see those mouthwatering photos from Holland, ever wonder how the pros do all that?  Well, there a few things they do and most of us don’t.  It’s amazing how easy it is to plant bulbs like a pro. 1. Plant them close together, not spaced out! Nothing’s more …

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Picking Types of Tulips

Monday, September 25th, 2017

It’s easy.  Don’t be confused by all the “classes” or types of tulips.  All you need to know is that the major groups bloom at different times, in succession, just like a flower parade.  So it’s important. When we say “Early Spring” that means early spring in your area, (A …

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Remember King Alfred?

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

When it comes to daffodils, King Alfred  was king of them all for decades, especially in the USA.  Just ask your mom or grandmother—they’ll remember King Alfred Daffodils, always the one to plant, famous since its introduction early in the 1900’s. The Netherland Flower Bulb Center keeps scores on these …

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