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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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Hyacinths: Beautiful, Festive and Fragrant
Featured Varieties

Hyacinths: Beautiful, Festive and Fragrant

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jul 04, 2018

Hyacinths are the most fragrant of all spring bulbs. These wonderful flowers have a rich symbolic history and they come in more colors than just white, pink and blue.

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What’s New? 10 Flower Bulb Varieties Launched in 2018
Bulb News

What’s New? 10 Flower Bulb Varieties Launched in 2018

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 25, 2018

Every year flower bulb experts create and discover new varieties. Check out our guide to the latest beauties and order your favorites to create a spring garden full of state-of-the...

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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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Shakespeare in Bloom
Featured Varieties

Shakespeare in Bloom

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 15, 2018

In Shakespeare’s timeless plays and poems, nature and its delights played a large part. Learn about the roles played by Daffodils, Iris and Crocus, and create a garden reflecting their...

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Alliums: Glorious Globes Providing Constant Color
Featured Varieties

Alliums: Glorious Globes Providing Constant Color

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Jun 05, 2018

The beauties of the onion-family, ornamental Alliums will provide a perfect background to your flower garden from early spring all through to late summer. Fluffy purple globes that are a...

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Are Tulips Annual or Perennial?
Planting Tips

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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The Winner's Experience of the Trip to the Netherlands 2018
Bulb News

The Winner's Experience of the Trip to the Netherlands 2018

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on May 28, 2018

(by Kathleen Lores from Philomath, OR)   Hi! I am the VERY LUCKY winner of the sweepstakes trip to Amsterdam, Holland, and what a surprise! I must thank DutchGrown for the most incredible...

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Forcing Flower Bulbs For Winter Joy
Planting Tips

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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Best flower bulbs to attract bees and butterflies to your garden!
Garden Design

Best flower bulbs to attract bees and butterflies to your garden!

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on May 23, 2018

Bees and butterflies are beautiful creatures that are also useful and vital pollinators. Attract them to your garden with bulbs like Allium, Crocus, Grape Hyacinths, Anemones, Spanish Bluebells and Miniature Tulips, and...

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Jumbo Amaryllis bulb varieties for indoors and outdoors
Bulb News

Jumbo Amaryllis bulb varieties for indoors and outdoors

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on May 09, 2018

The statuesque and striking Jumbo Amaryllis is easy to care for and brings exotic charm and tropical abundance wherever it grows. Blooming more than once a year, and feeling at...

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7 Gorgeous Tulips for Bouquets and Vases
Featured Varieties

7 Gorgeous Tulips for Bouquets and Vases

Posted by Ben Rotteveel on Apr 30, 2018

Freshly cut tulips brighten up your home and your life. In this blog we will look at 7 gorgeous DutchGrown tulip varieties that are perfectly suited for bouquets and vases....

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Meet Ben, our Flower Bulb Specialist

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