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Are Tulips Annual or Perennial?
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Are Tulips Annual or Perennial?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on May 29, 2018

Officially Tulips are perennials. So why do they often not come back after one season? Or at least not as beautiful and plentiful as the first time? The explanation is...

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Forcing Flower Bulbs For Winter Joy
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Forcing Flower Bulbs For Winter Joy

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on May 24, 2018

Waiting for spring can be exciting, but also exasperating. What if you could trick flower bulbs into growing earlier? Forcing flower bulbs is an easy and fun way to brighten...

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How Flower Bulbs are measured?
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How Flower Bulbs are measured?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 02, 2017

When it comes to flower bulbs, size matters. The bigger the bulb, the better the bloom quality. How does this actually work, and how will you know if you are...

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When Should I Plant My Spring Flowering Bulbs?
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When Should I Plant My Spring Flowering Bulbs?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jul 02, 2017

Have you ever noticed that the best gardens aren’t planted from ‘instant color’ but are created by gardeners who think a season or two ahead? Bulbs offer us some of...

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Deer and Rodent Resistant Flower Bulbs
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Deer and Rodent Resistant Flower Bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jul 01, 2017

Deer and Rodent Resistant flower bulbs It is a lovely sight to see bees, butterflies and hummingbirds in your garden. However larger animals like deer and squirrels you don’t want...

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The Sweet Scent of Tulips, Daffodils & Hyacinths
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The Sweet Scent of Tulips, Daffodils & Hyacinths

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 10, 2017

Have you ever traveled to the flower fields? During springtime there are lots of them in The Netherlands. The beautiful sweet perfume fills the air and it is pure joy...

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Planting a Succession of Spring Flowering Bulbs
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Planting a Succession of Spring Flowering Bulbs

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 04, 2017

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...

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Top 10 Naturalizing Flower Bulbs For Easy Gardening
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Top 10 Naturalizing Flower Bulbs For Easy Gardening

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on May 24, 2017

“Which bulbs return every year?” This has been one of the most frequently asked questions by mail in the last couple of weeks. Naturalizing bulbs are bulbs that return every...

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7 Steps To a Flowering Garden All Spring
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7 Steps To a Flowering Garden All Spring

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Apr 04, 2017

As an avid gardener myself and working in the flower bulb business since I was 15 years old, I seem to be consistently coming across the same request. People want...

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Using Black Flowering Bulbs Effectively
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Using Black Flowering Bulbs Effectively

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Mar 31, 2017

To display dark colors to their best advantage, you need to use a few tricks. Pairing black flowers with pale or bright colors is an easy go to design combination....

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The Perfect Spring Flower Bulb Garden
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The Perfect Spring Flower Bulb Garden

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Nov 01, 2016

If you’ve ever admired a spring bulb garden, you may be wondering what the ‘secret’ is, but there are no secrets. Gardening with bulbs is really quite easy. It’s just...

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Where to Buy Top Quality Flower Bulbs?
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Where to Buy Top Quality Flower Bulbs?

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Sep 02, 2016

Did you know when you buy flower bulbs the next flower bud is in the bulb already? The higher the quality of the bulb, the best chance to have a...

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