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Spring Blooming Bulbs are up!

Here are a few photos from my yard the first week of May!  Daffodils, Hyacinths, Scilla, Muscari and many Tulips are now open!  Fritillaria, late Tulips, Iris, and Allium are yet to bloom.  Many Peonies, Astilbes, Geraniums, Bleeding Hearts, Ferns … Continue reading

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The Scoop on How Flower Bulbs are Measured

Does it really matter what size a flower bulb is?  Wouldn’t the most bulbs for the least amount of money be the best deal?  Bulb size does matter.  It takes years for those bulbs to get bigger.  Bigger bulbs will … Continue reading

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Cool Craft Ideas with Allium stems

I often pick my ‘browning’ Allium Purple Sensation and stick them in all my containers at varying heights.  It adds some interest to them while my later summer blooms are still growing to maturity. This year, I decided to cut … Continue reading

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The Bulb Lasagna Creation was a success!

So last fall, I wrote about different Creative ways to plant bulbs and then I experimented with the “Lasagna planting“.  Now that spring is ending here in SE Wisconsin, I will post my photos and comments on the ‘Lasagna’ progression. … Continue reading

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Pop of Color, everywhere

My gardens are so full of foliage!  There are areas all over with a little POP of color!  My Iris, Allium and a few more.   Allium Louisiana iris     I love having my garden beds full of flowers.  … Continue reading

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521 flower bulbs in 3.5 hours

Will this be the last planting for 2011? This past week I got to plant just a few more bulbs! I planted about 150 Dwarf Dutch Reticulata Iris Pauline between my patio and my pond.  It is going to look … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Plant your Flower Bulbs

I have planted thousands of flower bulbs over the last 15 years – I have read about some unique ways to plant them a little differently for a few years now, but there are two techniques that I haven’t ever … Continue reading

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Foxtail Lily – Not your Ordinary Lily

Foxtail Lilies are from the Liliaceae family and the Eremurus genus.  They are also known as the Desert Candle and are perennial plants that grow from tuberous roots.  An excellent choice for structural height in a flower bed, Foxtail lilies … Continue reading

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Rodent and Deer Resistant Bulbs

I have 3 acres of land (1.5 acres of wetland), many flower beds, a large fruit and vegetable garden, but only have to deal with insect and water problems.  When we first moved to this property 10 years ago (from … Continue reading

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Summer blooms beginning to appear

All my flower beds are full of foliage and many are beginning to bloom now!  I’ve potted some Purple Gem Dahlias and my Peruvian Daffodil (Festalis Ismene) this year.  The one Dahlia has begun to bloom and my Festalis will … Continue reading

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