Tag Archives: bulbs

Star of Bethlehem (God, Help Me)

Last week I told you about my tendency to stray from my shopping list while at the garden center. Thanks for all your comments; I’m glad to know I’m in good company with my mish-mash garden. I’m in the midst …

Lady Tulips

We love lady tulips (Tulipa clusiana cvs.) because it’s a good naturalizing tulip that can be counted on to come back for more than one year. And for its pretty spring blooms, of course!

On Forcing Bulbs….

It’s that time of winter where gardeners everywhere are enjoying bulbs they’ve forced- or they are forcing some right now. We all need to see a little green that isn’t Poinsettia related to remind us that spring will come.

Sturdier Paperwhites

Late November is the time to pot up paperwhite bulbs if you want them to bloom in time for the holidays. Here’s the best method, plus how to keep their stems shorter so they won’t flop over.

Two Favorite Fall Tools

I really enjoy my two main fall gardening projects: planting bulbs and gathering leaves. When I’m planting bulbs, I picture the return of spring. Raking leaves gives me the chance to get some exercise and let my mind go blank. …