Category Archives: bulbs

Fleeting Spring

   All winter we long for spring.  We dream of how the many, many bulbs planted in autumn will emerge and flower.  Will the combinations pictured be reality, or even better?  Will the timing of the bulbs with flowering trees … Continue reading

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Look what I found!

   The first blooms of my 2017 season!  This little patch of “Cream Beauty” popped up almost overnight in the front border outside the potager.  Because it was warm and (finally!) still, I’d gone out to repair a greenhouse  vent, … Continue reading

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About that pruning….

  February is a good month here in north central Indiana to do some pruning.  Fall-bearing red raspberries are cut down to about 6-8″ and summer bearing just need old canes taken out.  New canes that grew late summer and … Continue reading

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Autumn decor

Frost has come; the leaves are turning.  It’s time to begin the seasonal clean-up in the gardens.  Happily, removing frosted annuals produces space for fall decor.  I’ve been tucking mums, some in pots and some in the ground, and pumpkins … Continue reading

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Bulb Evaluation

  Two of my favorite bulb catalogs arrived today, and that set my mind to dreaming.  The photos and descriptions are so tempting and tantalizing that before I got carried away with ordering, I knew I should review my notes … Continue reading

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Tulip Evaluation

The tulip season has been glorious.  Each day, since the first bloom appeared on March 21st not a day has passed without rejoice in their beauty.  It is, sadly, approaching its end.  So now it is time to evaluate their … Continue reading

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I haven’t forgotten

A few posts ago (“It’s Tulip Time”) I promised that we would discuss some of the other bulbs that can add so much to the garden scene in not only early spring, but later into that gap before early summer as … Continue reading

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