How to take care of Bulbs

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 […]

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

The main outdoors planting season for bulbs, corms and tubers are 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 your Bulb Garden 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 neighbors 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 planted in autumn. But April is […]

Flower garden bulbs, Corms or Tubers for your garden

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 and […]

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: […]

Bulb Information

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 –  If you are a connaisseur, or like to become one, if you want to search on botanical names or like to learn about the original habitat and history of […]

How to Buy Bulbs

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! […]

Garden Designs for Bulbs

Bulb 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 a different impact. The Dutch Masters knew that warm colors tend to “move” towards […]

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 […]