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Planting a Cutting Garden
Planting Tips

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
Planting Tips

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
Planting Tips

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
Planting Tips

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
Planting Tips

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
Planting Tips

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
Planting Tips

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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When is the best time to plant my flower bulbs?
Planting Tips

When is the best time to plant my flower bulbs?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 17, 2018

Spring bulbs should be planted in fall, but when in fall exactly? It all depends on the temperature of the soil and where you live. In this blog we will...

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DutchGrown Flower Bulb Collections: Less Hassle, More Joy
Planting Tips

DutchGrown Flower Bulb Collections: Less Hassle, More Joy

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 13, 2018

Choosing individual flower bulb varieties to go together in your garden can be great fun, but sometimes choosing and deciding can get overwhelming. Why not let DutchGrown’s specially selected collections...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Flower Bulbs (2)
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Frequently Asked Questions About Flower Bulbs (2)

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Aug 13, 2018

Flower bulbs are easy to plant and care for when you know which common pitfalls to avoid. In this blog I will answer a second selection of frequently asked questions,...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Flower Bulbs (1)
Planting Tips

Frequently Asked Questions About Flower Bulbs (1)

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jul 09, 2018

Gardening with flower bulbs is quite easy, but there are still some tricks and tips that will make the result much more rewarding. In this post I answer some of...

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Growing Flower Bulbs in Pots and Containers
Planting Tips

Growing Flower Bulbs in Pots and Containers

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 19, 2018

Bulbs don’t need to be restricted to the garden. Think outside the flowerbed, and grow beautiful and fragrant blooms on your patio or balcony, in your 2nd story windowsill, or...

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Meet Ben, our Flower Bulb Specialist

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