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How Flower Bulbs are measured?

By Ben Rotteveel on

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 getting good quality flower bulbs? Flower bulbs are...

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Garden design

The Black Tulip

By Ben Rotteveel on

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...

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When Should I Plant My Spring Flowering Bulbs?

By Ben Rotteveel on

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...

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Planting tips

Deer and Rodent Resistant Flower Bulbs

By Ben Rotteveel on

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...

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