Tag: bulbs

Perennial Plants Perform For Years

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UNITED STATES—'Perennial' is a simple adjective that describes something that last for more than a single year. Horticulturally, it is not this simple. After...

Wildflowers Are Flowers Gone Wild

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UNITED STATES—Wildflowers have been quite a fad. Relative to most fads, they are not so impractical. For some situations, they are a good excuse...

Deadheading Spring Bulbs Conserves Resources

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UNITED STATES—Now that the various spring bulbs have finished blooming, or will soon, many will benefit from deadheading. The techniques are simple, and actually...

Summer Bulbs After Early Spring Bulbs

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UNITED STATES—It was easy to bury spring bulbs so discourteously in shallow graves last autumn, prior to concern about summer bulbs. None of them...

Spring Bulbs Begin Their Season In Autumn

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UNITED STATES—Spring bulbs lack immediate gratification. They will, of course, justify their habitation of the garden as they bloom next spring. For now, they...

Bulb-Like Perennials For Next Summer

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UNITED STATES—Like something of bad science fiction, they are back. The earliest of spring bulbs and bulb-like perennials that were so discourteously buried in...

Bulbs For Spring Get Planted Now

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UNITED STATES—To those who do not enjoy gardening, the process of planting dormant bulbs must seem to be blatantly unproductive. Those of us who...

What Bulbs Do After Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Narcissus, daffodil, freesia, snowdrop, snowflake, grape hyacinth, various iris and most other early spring blooming bulbs and bulb like plants should be perennials....

Bulbs Are Not Finished Yet

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UNITED STATES—It was easy to forget about spring bulbs after they went into the ground so unceremoniously last autumn. They got buried without so...

Autumn Is For Planting – Especially Bulbs

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for planting. Cliche? Yes, but true. Autumn is when most plants are beginning dormancy, and are therefore not so bothered by...

Bulbs Foliage Lingers After Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Daffodils, freesias, lilies, snowdrops and the various early spring blooming bulbs and bulb like perennials will be finishing soon if they have not...

Plant Spring Bulbs In Autumn

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UNITED STATES—Of all the gardening chores, planting dormant bulbs is probably the least gratifying. All we do is dig a hole to the required...

Bulbs Are Not Finished Yet

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UNITED STATES—It might seem creepy to think about what spring bulbs are doing right now out in the garden. Like victims of a horror...

Fall For Spring Bulbs Now

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UNITED STATES—They are certainly not much to look at now. They are even less interesting once buried out of sight in the garden. The...

Bulbs Now For Summer Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Like a timely sequel, bulbs are back. Spring blooming bulbs were available in nurseries earlier, so that they could get planted and disperse...

The Right Bulbs Save Energy

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UNITED STATES—After working so hard to bloom so impressively in spring or summer, bulbs redirect their efforts into saving up their energy for winter...

Overworked Plants May Recover Slowly

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UNITED STATES—Landscaping and growing houseplants really is no way to bring nature closer to home. If it were up to nature, most of our...
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