When to shop for Bulbs, Corms and Tubers in the Garden Stores

The main outdoors planting season for bulbs, corms and tubers is in the fall with bulbs on sale from mid-August to late November. Lilies have a very long growing season and, if they have had to be transported over great distances, may not arrive in time for the fall selling season. Buy them as soon as they arrive and plant [...]

How to grow Indian Shot, Canna indica

Propagation methods All kinds of bulbs and corms normally increase in number naturally. Thus a double-nosed daffodil will produce at least two bulbs which may in turn have more than one nose. Gladiolus corms frequently produce large numbers of cormels around the new corm. If left in the soil in a frost-free place these would quickly make flowering size corms. [...]

Planning your Blub Garden

Planning Bulb Information Articles   Bulbs in General More….. Education History We get a lot of e-mail from people wanting to receive tulips in April. Wild about those beautiful flowers in the garden of their neighbours they run to our shop hoping to create their own little paradise within two weeks. Alas, tulips, like all spring flowering bulbs, have to be [...]

Flower garden bulbs, Corms or Tubers for your garden

Alpha listing of Bulbs, Corms & Tubers proven to do well in your garden. Achimenes (Gesneria family) These green­house plants require a growing temperature of at least 6o°F ( 6°C). Their fragile stems can be supported by twigs or allowed to fall out of a hanging basket. The small trumpet-shaped flowers, freely produced, are in shades of pink, violet blue [...]

Where to plant the garden flower bulb

There is some bulb, corm or tuber suitable for growing in almost any place you can name, though most prefer a sunny position. The following are some possibilities: Display beds devoted to nothing else: Hyacinths, greigii tulips, dahlias To grow through other bedding plants: Darwin tulips through wallflowers or forget-me-nots, Cannas through summer bedding plants or annuals To edge beds: [...]

How to store your bulbs.

Storage You will receive your bulbs just before the ideal planting time. It is however, possible to store them in a dark, cool and dry place that is well ventilated. Make sure that the temperature is constant. Do not delay planting the bulbs any longer then is necessary 14 days at the max. Remember your bulbs long for some cool, moist earth and they should [...]

Garden Designs for Bulbs

Color Choosing color schemes for bulbs is not different from choosing color schemes for your house or your clothing. The same rules apply. In fact the garden can be seen as an extension of your interior. There are cool and warm colors. All hues have different impact. The Dutch Masters knew that warm colors tend to “move” towards the viewer [...]

Bulbs in general

Bulbs are easy to grow, provided that you stick to some essentials. Probably no other plant group gives as much variety and pleasure to the gardener with so little effort. And if you don’t have a garden, bulbs do very well in pots and containers. If you know a few tricks, some can even be induced to flower indoors! Bulbs [...]

How to plant a garden bulb – Tulips, Daffodils, Lily, etc

Although bulbs, corms and tubers carry their own food supply it is only good for one year at most and if you wish to have flowers year after year it is essential that they should be well fed. This is especially true of the highly-bred hyacinths, tulips and crocuses and some of the smaller irises. Always prepare the whole of [...]

How to Select Bulbs, Corms and Tubers in a Garden Store

Is the shop temperature suitable ? If it freezes at night half-hardy bulbs may be damaged and go soft on the outside. If it is too hot, the bulbs will wither or start to grow shoots prematurely without root growth, and some fungal and bacterial diseases will attack bruised tissues. Tubers liable to wither, such as dahlias, should be prepacked [...]