Amaryllis, with their large, exotic, vibrant blooms, can help bring a little brightness to the dull winter season. Often given as a beautiful gift for the holidays or grown to decorate homes in winter, these bulbs are sure to impress.
Virtues: We love Fritillaria imperialis for its striking, eccentric flowers that bloom in spring atop tall, sturdy stems in beautiful hues of oranges, yellows or reds. The large, unique, bell-shaped blooms dangle from a pineapple-like tuft of bright green leaf-like …
Content provided by Sally Ferguson. Image of Your Imminence Tulip Mix by Colorblends. Good things still come to those who wait. This is especially true of those who love tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs.
Virtues: We love Iris reticulata for its striking, fragrant flowers that bloom in early spring on top of upright, sturdy silvery-green stems. These flowers burst with radiant blues, lavenders, maroons, deep purples and occasionally eye-catching yellows. They are splashed with …
Virtues: We love German garlic for its spiraling bluish-green foliage that creates the perfect backdrop for the charming, fragrant, rounded lilac-colored flowers that bloom on top of tall stems throughout late summer and early fall.
Some dahlia tubers I was storing are moldy. Can I treat them somehow and plant them?
Amaryllis flowers (Hippeastrum) are gorgeous, exotic plants that burst with luminous color. With their spectacular intrigue, why not showcase their splendor by displaying them in your favorite vase?
Want to know the best time and way to plant bulbs? Already have bulbs and want to learn how to keep them at their healthiest?
Here are tips on placing bulbs in the garden so that they grow well and look their best, too:
Amaryllis typically bloom 6 to 8 weeks after they are potted, so if you want your amaryllis in bloom for Christmas or New Year’s, plant the bulb in early to mid-November.
Virtues: This late-blooming allium, or ornamental onion, has round purple flowers that appear in early to midsummer, later than most other alliums.