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 […]

Bulb Information

 Bulbs in General How o Find Bulbs If you are not sure which bulbs will grow in your garden, or if you want to search on colour or any other feature you can think of – check the Bulb Advisor If you are a connaisseur, or like to become one, if you want to search on botanical names or like to learn […]

How to Buy Bulbs

Bulbs are fun! They are the last gardening you will do in the Fall and the first rewards you will reap in the Spring. Bulbs give you pleasure when you are planning, when you are ordering, when you are planting and when they are peeking above the ground, slowly rising to full green until they bloom! A garden that lacks […]

How to take care of Bulbs

The unique thing about bulbs is that they need little but water. Bulbs have a self-contained, highly developed food-storage mechanism that has adapted itself to life underground. Other plants can live in strange habitats­ like orchids in high trees or seaweed in the ocean­ but bulbs alone are able to provide nourishment for themselves in the most diverse kinds of […]

Gardening Climate Zones

Climate zones Climate zones/hardiness zones The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS) has identified various regions within North America by their 60-year average minimum winter temperatures. These regions called hardiness zones or climate zones are represented with bands across the continent. The same standards have been applied to Europe and other continents. […]

Deer Proof Bulbs

Deer Proof Bulbs Why give up on planting bulbs just because you share your yard with hungry deer? There’s nothing as uplifting as looking at a dazzling display of flowers in spring. And even if you live in a place where browsing deer are as common as dogs and cats you can still enjoy a breathtaking display of spring bulbs […]