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How to Grow Italian Anemones
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How to Grow Italian Anemones

Posted by Louiza Lazarou on Feb 08, 2023

  Italian Anemones are a hardy and robust cultivar that blooms early and lasts for a long time, producing beautiful delicate flowers in a range of colors. They are an...

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Chilling and forcing flower bulbs
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Chilling and forcing flower bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 22, 2022

Can’t get enough of the beauty of flower bulbs in bloom? In this blog we’ll show you how chilling and forcing can help you enjoy flowers like tulips, narcissus or...

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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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Tips for Growing and Using Gladiolus
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Tips for Growing and Using Gladiolus

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jul 13, 2022

Not only do gladiolus produce some of the most beautiful flowers in your garden but they are also super easy to grow and maintain. There is no need to prune...

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Protecting Flower Bulbs from Voles
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Protecting Flower Bulbs from Voles

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 10, 2020

Learn how to stop voles and protect your bulbs. In this blog we’ll share the best tips for protecting your flower bulbs from voles, as well as a list of...

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Planting a Cutting Garden
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Planting a Cutting Garden

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 05, 2020

A garden can be many things: A calm haven from the noise & stress of everyday life. A chance to exercise your green thumbs. A way to bring your creative...

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Planting Time
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Planting Time

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Oct 13, 2019

Let’s put on our gardening clothes and grab our trowels, because it’s time to get planting! In this blog we’ll give you the tips and tricks that will help you...

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Deer Resistant Flower Bulbs
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Deer Resistant Flower Bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Aug 31, 2019

When you’ve worked hard to plan & plant a beautiful bulb garden, the last thing you want is for deer to come in and ruin it. In this blog we’ve...

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The life cycle of your flower bulbs
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The life cycle of your flower bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Nov 09, 2018

What happens to the bulbs you planted this fall once they’re in the ground? In this blog we’re taking a look at the life cycle of flower bulbs, and we’re...

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A White (and Red) Christmas with Paperwhites and Amaryllis
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A White (and Red) Christmas with Paperwhites and Amaryllis

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Oct 24, 2018

What do you associate with Christmas? A decorated tree?  Mulled wine, turkey and gifts? Why not add Paperwhites and Amaryllis to that list? In this blog we’ll talk about how...

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Caring for your flower bulbs once they’ve arrived
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Caring for your flower bulbs once they’ve arrived

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Oct 07, 2018

At DutchGrown we plan our deliveries in such a way that your flower bulbs are at their most ‘plantable’ when they arrive at your door. But if for whatever reason...

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Preparing your soil for flower bulb planting
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Preparing your soil for flower bulb planting

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 21, 2018

To get the best flowers from your bulbs, you need the best soil. A well-drained flower bed filled with the right nutrients is easier to get than you might think,...

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Meet Ben, our Flower Bulb Specialist
Meet Ben, our Flower Bulb Specialist

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