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The days are passing so quickly, and changes in the garden are happening almost faster than can be recorded. The heat and humidity stimulate growth at an accelerated pace. Plants are doubling in size overnight, and flowers come and go … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bulbs, cutting flowers, flower gardens, Indiana gardening, perennials, plant combinations, potager 7 Comments
The Bulb Order is Away!
Last spring seems so far away, when our hopes that the virus would fade away in a few weeks felt possible. The earth was filled with energy and bird song, and seeds were pressed into the soil with visions of … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bulbs, cutting garden, fall plantings, flower beds, Indiana gardening, tulips 12 Comments
Planting the bulbs
I’ve been planting this year’s bulb order whenever the weather is decent, the ground not too soggy, and I have a bit of time. Yes, I’m running later than usual, but generally as long as they are in the ground … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bone meal, Brent & Becky's Bulbs, bulbs, ColorBlends, daffodils, Indiana gardening, tulips, Van Engelen bulbs, winter aconite 5 Comments
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
Posted in berries, bulbs, elder, gardening, Potager, pruning, small fruits, Uncategorized Tagged berries, bulbs, deer, elder, gardening, Plantskydd, pruning, squirrels, tulips, weeds 4 Comments
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
Posted in bulbs, gardening, Potager, seasonal decor, Uncategorized Tagged autumn, bulbs, gardening, potager, pumpkins, seasonal decor 3 Comments
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
Posted in bulbs, gardening, Potager, Uncategorized Tagged bulbs, garden planning, John Scheepers, potager, spring bulbs 2 Comments
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
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
Posted in bulbs, gardening, Potager Tagged Brent & Becky's Bulbs, bulbs, crocus, potager, spring bulbs 3 Comments
It’s Tulip Time!
Yes, I know it is August and there won’t be a tulip to view until spring, but I’ve learned from painful experience that if I don’t place my order early, often the perfectly colored, fragrant flower that fills a specific … Continue reading
Posted in Potager, Uncategorized Tagged bulbs, John Scheepers, Plantskydd, tulips 1 Comment