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Tulips in hot climates: Is it possible?

Posted in Planting Tips By Tim Dijkstra

Aug 18, 2016

Their vibrant colors, clean lines and classic cup-like shapes have made tulips a firm favorites for centuries. A single bloom makes a stunning statement in a simple vase, while fields of colored blooms paint entire landscapes. It’s not surprising you might want to grow these bulbs in your own garden, even when you live in a climate not considered suitable for growing them.

However, just because you don’t have the necessary cold winters and cool soil needed for tulips, you still have a great chance of success! With a little help from your refrigerator, and if you’re prepared to play a little trick on nature and your tulip bulbs, you can still get to see tulips blooming in your garden come spring!

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Using black flowering bulbs effectively

Posted in Planting Tips By Tim Dijkstra

Aug 11, 2016

Black flowering bulbs are among the most novel and innovative in the world of plants. There are magnificent near-black tulip varieties like Tulip Queen of the night, Black Hero and Black Parrot. The black Hyacinth Dark Dimension is truly striking, and black Fritillarias really make a statement. But as with just about anything in life, it’s not what you have that matters as much as what you do with it.

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Using Flower Bulbs in your Wedding

Posted in Bulb News By Tim Dijkstra

May 09, 2016

When it comes to planning your wedding, particularly if you’re planning to get married in spring, be sure to take the advantages of spring-flowering bulbs into account. These striking plants, with their array of colors and strong foliage, can fill all your floral requirements, from bouquets and table decorations right through to thoughtful wedding favors. You can even get a lot of fun in growing them yourself and seeing the plants develop along with your wedding plans.

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Planting a Succession of Spring Flowering Bulbs

Posted in Planting Tips By Tim Dijkstra

May 02, 2016

Spring: an explosion of color as your bulbs come into bloom. It’s always a delight, but making your spring bloom display last even longer takes a little careful planning when planting fall bulbs. Get your tips for a colorful garden throughout the spring from the experts – you’ll be glad you did!

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What you do with your spring flowering daffodils and tulips once they have stopped flowering depends on whether you want to try planting the same bulbs for next spring. If you don’t plan to do this, you can dig them up and throw them away, but if you do, you might find yourself wondering about the hows, whens and whys of bulb after-care.

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