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In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
15 Flower Bulb Growing Tips (to Avoid Bulb Problems)
We adore spring bulbs (which you plant in the fall!). The flowers return year after year,...
Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you enjoy seeing daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths bloom in the spring, keep in mind that these...
Dahlias are colorful spiky flowers which generally bloom from midsummer to first frost, when many...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes. A great cutting flower, gladioli...
Everyone loves lilies. With large, showy blooms, lilies add striking elegance to the yard and...
Hyacinth and Muscari
Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring. Here’s a guide to planting and...
Long live the tulip! This brightly colored jewel announces spring’s arrival, along with the cheery...
March Birth Flowers
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are harbinger of...
The bright yellow blooms of daffodils are a wonderful sign that spring has arrived. Here’s how to...
Forcing Branches into Bloom Indoors
Instead of buying a flower bouquet to lift the spirits in winter, simply prune a (non-essential)...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow...
Spring Bulbs: The Perfect Present for Any Gardener
Whether it’s a particular smell which triggers childhood memories or the way they brighten a dull...
Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every...
Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them or...
Fall Garden: When to Plant Vegetables for the Fall
Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to...
Unpacking and Dividing Stored Dahlias
I finally got a chance to look at the dahlia tubers we saved from last year and was pleasantly...
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—...
Forcing Bulbs Indoors for Winter Blooms
As the gardening season slows down, do you still have spring-flowering bulbs that you never planted...
Growing Daylilies and Daylily Propagation
The daylily really is the perfect perennial—easy to grow, virtually disease- and pest-free, and...
Saffron is An Exotic Spice Worth its Weight
Saffron is considered one of the top 16 most expensive substances in the world by weight and easily...
Growing Guide: Spring-Planted Bulbs
See how to grow spring-planted bulbs. Our handy chart takes the guesswork out of planting bulbs....
December Birth Flowers
December’s flowers may be very different from each other, one being a bulb and the other an...
Plant Guides: Flowers, Bulbs, Roses, Shrubs, Houseplants
Our Growing Guides for flowers cover popular annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, and shrubs—as well...
Helping the Bees and the Butterflies
Bees and butterflies have been experiencing drastic declines in the past few years. Many believe...
Bee Buzz & Blue Berries
My yard is abuzz with bees from early Spring until late October. Sometimes, I have to swat them...
Fall Tasks: Harvest, Store & Plant
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Antiquity Blooms in My Garden
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows. I’ve...
Sleeping with Bananas and Other Ways to Overwinter Tropicals
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long. A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is. It’s...
More Winding Down a Difficult Season
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing. #1: High...
Care of Tropical Bulbs
Here are a few important tips on how to care for tropical bulbs from The Old Farmer's Almanac...
Best Bulbs for Naturalizing
When you shop for bulbs, you’ll see some labeled as “good for naturalizing.” This means that they...
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