November Conundrums: Is It Too Late to Plant Bulbs?

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It’s officially November. Does that mean it’s too late to plant bulbs in your garden? The answer to this question is, “It depends.” Growing Depends on the Temperature What it depends on are the average nighttime temperatures in your area. The best chance of success with spring-flowering bulbs is to plant them about six weeks … Read more

The Best Bulbs To Plant Right Now

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Before the first freeze Sometimes it’s hard to imagine months ahead what we want our spring garden and yard to look like. Yet, now is the time to start thinking about planting new bulbs for next spring. You must plant the spring-blooming bulbs several weeks before the first freeze. If you live in the south, … Read more

Meeting the Needs of Your Fall Blooming Perennials

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Meeting the fertilizer needs of your fall blooming perennials doesn’t have to be a mystery. There is a right way to do it that will produce healthy, full blooms and keep your plants thriving all through the growing season. Since perennials grow from an established, hearty root system and remain in the ground all year … Read more

How to Rid Your Garden of Tulip Blooms


If you’ve planted tulips in your home garden, you may be imagining a yard full of beautiful tulip blooms this year. Tulips certainly produce beautiful blossoms, but they can also pose a few headaches after those blooms wither. To keep your garden healthy, you’ll have to put in some work to remove the blooms and … Read more

5 Best Flowers for a Spring Garden


Flowers are the epitome of spring. As the days get longer and warmer, gardens everywhere become lush with glorious color, texture, and fragrance. Flower gardens in bloom are the surest indicator that a long, cold winter is finally over, and the vitality of a new season has begun. The following is a list of five … Read more

Top 7 Flowers That Grow in the Fall

Bloom blooms everywhere The fall foliage is such a beautiful sight, and the smell is even better. We always had flowers year-round, because my grandmother had such an amazing green thumb. Her love for flowers just seems to rub off on me. My favorites were always the flowers with the bright yellows and purple colors, … Read more