All Posts From The DutchGrown Flower Bulb Blog
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 easy it is to make these beauties bloom at just the right time, so their wonderful sight and scent can add to your home’s festive spirit.Read More
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 you can’t plant them straight away, this blog post will guide you through the best way to care for them until you can put them into the ground.Read More
Beloved for their striking colors as well as their sturdiness, Darwin Hybrid Tulips have been a gardener’s favorite for nearly 70 years now. A classic in public spaces and a hit the world over, this breed brings elegance and joy to any park, garden, vase or bouquet. Let’s take a closer look at DutchGrown’s bestselling tulip, and learn a bit more about this stunning bloom.Read More
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, and with DutchGrown Organic Flower Bulb Food™ nothing will stand in the way of you getting the spring garden of your dreams!Read More
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 look at the optimum times to plant your flower bulbs, so you’ll get the best results this spring.Read More
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 make things easier for you? In this blog post I discuss three collections to give you a taste of our range.Read More
Stacking different varieties in one container for non-stop blooming? It’s possible with lasagna planting, which makes layered growing fun and easy with fabulous results.Read More
Working in your garden will give you beautiful flowers and lush greenery, but there is an extra bonus to be had: Gardening is proven to be extremely healthy. It lowers your stress levels, burns calories and tones your body. Let’s get digging!Read More
In the 17th century the Dutch economy was booming, and an enormous amount of beautiful paintings were commissioned by the newly rich to showcase their wealth. The still lifes of that age depict many flowers that we still love to grow in our own gardens in 2018. Let DutchGrown take you on a guided tour through this museum of beautiful flower bulbs.Read More
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, and help you to get the most out of your flower bulb-growing experience.Read More
In these stressful times, practicing mindfulness is the perfect counterbalance to our hectic lives. Gardening is a great exercise in mindfulness, as it connects you to your surroundings, helps you to be in the present, and shows you the benefits of accepting things as they are.Read More
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 art blooms.Read More
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 favorite of bees and butterflies, these striking bulbs are easy to care for and have a wow factor that no true gardener can resist.Read More
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 simple: Geography. But there are things you can do to give them the best chance to show their true perennial nature, even when your garden is far away from their natural habitat.Read More
(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 trip of a life time. Keukenhof Gardens would...Read More
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 up those dreary winter months with the blooms and fragrances of spring.Read More
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 enjoy their pretty sight and soothing sound all season long.Read More
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 home indoors and outdoors, this dramatic flower is the ideal gift for any gardener, no matter how green their thumb.Read More
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. They will grow in your garden all season long, so you can pick a fresh bunch whenever you like.Read More
Create the garden you've always wanted.
White flowering bulbous plants are available in a wide range so that you can make beautiful combinations: perfect for the traditional white garden. To give you some inspiration, we have made a selection of the most beautiful flower bulbs that bloom early, mid and late in the spring.
One of our most popular fall-planted bulbs is the Crocus Sativus. Belonging to the Iridaceae family, Crocus Sativus is wildly popular for the spice Saffron, which is easily harvested from the parts of its flowers. We speculate that a...Read More
Mini Daffodil “Thalia”: Pure White Fragrant Spring Blooms Some plants just seem to have it all, and mini Daffodil “Thalia” is such a plant. You have to feel a trifle sorry for her less talented cousins. It’s like...Read More
Black flowers have a certain magic, and when those flowers are tulips, you can be sure of getting something truly dramatic. Although black tulips are relatively rare (and technically more eggplant than true black), there are, nevertheless fantastic...Read More
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 the most beautiful spring flowers of all, but...Read More
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 to see near your fresh-planted bulbs. Imagine the...Read More
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 planting fall bulbs. Get your tips for a...Read More
“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 year. Once you have planted them, you don’t...Read More
What you do with your spring flowering daffodils and tulips once they have stopped flowering depends on whether you want to try planting the same bulbs for next spring. If you don’t plan to do this, you can...Read More
Growing tulips in your garden is easier than you may have realized – particularly when you choose Giant Darwin tulips. Simply plant your bulbs in a sunny spot with well-drained soil at the right depth and add water....Read More
Black flowering bulbs are among the most novel and innovative in the world of plants. There are magnificent near-black tulip varieties like Tulip Queen of the night, Black Hero and Black Parrot. The black Hyacinth Dark Dimension is truly striking, and black Fritillarias really make a statement. But as with just about anything in life, it’s not what you have that matters as much as what you do with it.Read More
If you’re lucky enough to live in a fairly mild climate where you can plant year-round (perpetual) flowering plants or a succession of perennials, you may be wondering why you should even consider growing bulbs. That’s particularly true...Read More
When it comes to planning your wedding, particularly if you’re planning to get married in spring, be sure to take the advantages of spring-flowering bulbs into account. These striking plants, with their array of colors and strong foliage,...Read More
Nothing is lovelier than a carpet of daffodils in spring, but deciding which variety to choose can be a tricky business. After all, there are so many daffodils with different names, and all of them are beautiful! Let’s...Read More
Their vibrant colors, clean lines and classic cup-like shapes have made tulips a firm favorites for centuries. A single bloom makes a stunning statement in a simple vase, while fields of colored blooms paint entire landscapes. It’s not...Read More
Paperwhites – fun, elegant and easy Paperwhite narcissus bulbs produce gorgeous blooms and they’re tons of fun. They’re extraordinarily easy to grow, so they make a great plant for beginners and especially children. Kids, grown ups and interior...Read More
Spring: everything comes to life, and the commoner spring flowers are the first that come to mind. Daffodils, crocuses and early tulips are amazing, but what if you’d like something unforgettably different? Most gardeners don’t even think of...Read More
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