Planting Bulbs

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Signs Of Spring Starting To Sprout

There’s hope. Here come the bulbs! The tiny little bulbs with drooped white heads called ‘Snowdrops’ are starting to appear in some in places, if not in your yard yet.


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Resist Temptation To Plant Too Soon

As soon as you see pretty plants for sale you may want to start sticking them out in your garden. Don’t. It’ll cost you.


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Gardening In Your Garage

I planted tulips a couple of weeks ago. Not in the ground, since I couldn’t see the ground much less dig in it, but in my garage.


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Divide Bulbs Now For Spring

Every fall when I plant new bulbs I find old ones that need dividing – so I accomplish two tasks for the digging of one.


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Let Bulb Leaves Brown

Even after they’ve bloomed, a bulb’s leaves absorb energy from the sun and turn it into food. That’s why you have to let the leaves lie around until they’ve browned.


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Fall-Planted Pansies Bloom Early

Long before you could ever go out and plant annuals in the spring, fall-planted pansies are already in full bloom!


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Don’t Bother Blooming Bulbs

Bulbs are shooting up outside, anything you need to do?


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Planting ‘Forced’ Bulbs May Be A Bright Idea

People will tell you that forced bulbs never flower again but I have seen evidence to the contrary. Why not try?


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Time To Plant Bulbs

You can plant bulbs well into winter, but once the ground gets cold, it’s much harder to dig. So, do it now and you’ll be rewarded early blooms come Spring.



Full Disclosure About ‘Full Sun’

Even if your yard is shady all summer, you may have many more places to plant bulbs that need ‘Full Sun’ than you think.