Bulbs

Learn about fritillara bulbs, including varieties how to plant and grow them. Listen to Podcast: This uncommon bulb came to us, as many other bulbs have, from Persia and Turkey. It was grown in the imperial court in Vienna in the 1500s. It was said the flower’s shape resembled an imperial crown. Hence the common name crown imperial. We also know it, as fritillaria. Crown imperial or Fritillaria imperialis, is a spring flowering bulb that stands 3 feet tall with yellow, orange or red colored flowers depending on the variety. […]

Learn about the best ways to grow great glads in your garden. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Gladiolus Gladiolus hybrids   Other Name sword lily   Sun Requirements full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Summer in a wide range of colors such as white, yellow, pink, red, purple, and bi-color   Mature Height x Spread 3 to 4 feet x 12 inches   Added Benefits deer resistant   There is no flower more stunning in an arrangement than gladiolus. They are popular curt flowers for […]

Muscari spp   Other Name common grape hyacinth   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color spring in colors of blue, yellow and white   Mature Height x Spread 6 to 10 inches x 4 to 6 inches   Added Benefits attracts beneficials, drought tolerant, deer resistant   Grape hyacinths are truly a misnomer. They aren’t related to hyacinths and, even though their small flowers are shaped like tiny grapes, they aren’t edible. But, this spring flowering bulb, is a hardy mainstay in any flower […]

Hyacinthus orientalis   Other Name garden hyacinth   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Spring in colors of white, blue, pink, and purple   Mature Height x Spread 8 to 12 inches x 4 to 8 inches   Added Benefits attract beneficials, deer resistant   Hyacinths are known for their cone-shaped clusters of small tubular-shaped flowers. Depending on the varieties, the clusters can be loose or densely packed. Multiflora hyacinths have loosely arranged flowers. The flowers may be single or double on the flower […]

Learn how to grow lilies including Asiatic and Oriental varieties. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript Lilium spp and hybrids   Other Name many different types   Sun Requirements full to part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Summer in colors including white, yellow, pink, red, orange and bi-colors   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 6 feet x 1 to 2 feet   Added Benefits attracts beneficial, attracts hummingbirds, drought tolerant   True lilies shouldn’t be confused with similar-looking daylily. True lilies are bulbs that dieback in fall but […]

Learn how to overwinter common garden bulbs such as gladiolus and dahlias. Listen to podcast: With our warm, dry summer and fall the subtropical bulbs have been putting on a show. Canna lilies, dahlias, gladiolus, 4 O clocks and other tender bulbs have been growing strong. But with the first frosts of the season rolling through the area, it’s time to dig and store them. These bulbs are not hardy in our area, so it’s either dig and store now, or do like my neighbor is doing. She has so […]

Learn the best ways to plant tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring flowering bulbs in fall for a beautiful flower garden in spring. This video includes information on planting, fertilizing and layering the bulbs. For more garden videos, check out the National Gardening Association

Learn how to protect your newly planted bulbs from animals such as squirrels and mice. Listen to podcast:   Planting spring flowering bulbs is an act of supreme faith. We hopefully pop our tulips, crocus and hyacinth bulbs into the soil now with dreams of a rainbow of colors next spring. Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones loving those bulbs. Squirrels, chipmunks and mice are just some of the creatures that will happily munch on your bulbs under ground so that come spring all you might see in your garden […]

Scilla siberica   Other Name scilla   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Early spring in colors of blue, white and pink   Mature Height x Spread 4 to 6 inches x 4 to 6 inches   Added Benefits attracts beneficials, deer resistant   Siberian squill is a hardy bulb that is most noted for naturalizing in lawns and gardens turning the ground a carpet of blue, pink or white in early spring. I often see this bulb naturalized around old farmhouses in Vermont […]

Galanthus nivalis   Other Name common snowdrop   Sun Requirements part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Early spring in white or white and green colors   Mature Height x Spread 4 to 6 inches x 6 to 8 inches   Added Benefits deer resistant   Snowdrops are so named because they are one of the earliest bulbs to grow and flower in the landscape. They often are growing and flowering beneath or through banks of snow in late winter. I’ve been known to shovel snow off areas where […]

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