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Growing Guide: How to Grow Dahlias
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Growing Guide: How to Grow Dahlias

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jul 18, 2022

A summer garden is not complete without dahlias. These beautiful flowers, which are originally from Central America and Mexico, are bold and vibrant perennials that are super easy to plant...

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Growing Guide: How to Grow Gladiolus
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Growing Guide: How to Grow Gladiolus

Posted by Louiza Lazarou on Jul 18, 2022

Gladiolus, also known as Sword Lily, is a stunning perennial flower that blooms in the summer. The name is actually derived from the Latin word for sword, ‘gladius’. The many...

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Growing Guide: How to Grow Elephant Ears
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Growing Guide: How to Grow Elephant Ears

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jul 15, 2022

Elephant ear plants are bold and dramatic exotic plants that are recognisable due to their large foliage. These oversized plants that bring a tropical atmosphere to any garden have gained...

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Growing Guide: How to Grow Peonies
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Growing Guide: How to Grow Peonies

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jul 13, 2022

Peonies are one of the most popular flowers when it comes to summer blooms. They are reliable, need very little maintenance, and as hardy perennials they will be long-term tenants...

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How to Grow Flower Bulbs in Containers?
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How to Grow Flower Bulbs in Containers?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 21, 2020

Almost all flower bulbs do very well when grown in pots and containers. In this blog we’ll teach you the ins and outs of growing a spring-bulb display any place...

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How to Grow Daffodils in Pots or Containers?
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How to Grow Daffodils in Pots or Containers?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 10, 2020

Daffodils look just as great growing in pots or containers as they do in your beds and borders. In this blog you’ll learn how to best plant and care for...

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How to Grow Tulips in Pots or Containers?
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How to Grow Tulips in Pots or Containers?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 21, 2020

Tulips look just as great growing in pots or containers as they do in your beds and borders. In this blog you’ll learn how to best plant and care for...

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How to Grow Ixia?
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How to Grow Ixia?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 02, 2020

Ixia, also called Wand Flowers or African Corn Lilies, are colorful and exotic members of the Iris family. Since they love hot, dry climates, they will do very well in...

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How to Grow Spanish Bluebells?
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How to Grow Spanish Bluebells?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 02, 2020

These pretty flowers in blue, white or pink might look dainty, but they are the powerhouses of the flower bulb world. Incredibly tough, they naturalize very fast even in difficult...

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How to Grow Ornithogalum?
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How to Grow Ornithogalum?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 02, 2020

The Ornithogalum or Starflower blooms in clusters of tiny white flowers with contrasting black hearts. This flower bulb does especially well in warmer regions, where it requires almost no care...

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How to Grow Dichelostemma?
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How to Grow Dichelostemma?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 02, 2020

These hardy and easy to grow flowers don’t actually grow from bulbs but from corms; sweet-potato like tubers. They’re also called firecracker flowers, because they resemble a beautiful firework of...

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How to Grow Chionodoxa?
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How to Grow Chionodoxa?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Apr 24, 2020

These very early blooming flower bulbs are perfect for covering larger areas. They return every year, naturalize very easily, and come in a range of soft, beautiful colors. In English...

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