Flowering Bulbs - Gardening with Perennial Blooming Flower Bulbs
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- Deer Resistant Bulbs (1)
- Forcing and Prechilling (6)
- Summer Flowering Bulbs (2)
- Terms - Bulb Glossary (4)
- Winter Care of Tender Bulbs (0)
Spring Flowering Bulbs FAQ
With a little care at planting time, spring blooming bulbs will reward you with years of blooms. But which bulbs are best, which will the animals leave alone and which end is up, anyway?
Spring Blooming Bulbs
What's easier than planting some bulbs in the fall and then sitting back and enjoying the display in the spring? Not much. These 6 flowering bulbs will reward you for years with drifts of vibrant spring color.
Planting Bulbs - When Should I Plant My Spring Blooming Bulbs?
The perfect time to plant spring blooming bulbs depends on where you live and what the weather is like that season. Spring blooming bulbs need several weeks in the ground to get their root systems growing before the ground freezes. But even if you don’t get your spring blooming bulbs in on time, there are a few thing you can do.
Planting Bulbs - How To Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs
The key to growing healthy, vibrant spring flowering bulbs is to provide them with a great growing environment. Here's how to start them off right.
Unplanted Bulbs - What Do You Do With Unplanted Spring Bulbs?
Readers ideas for what to do when you forget to plant your spring blooming bulbs.
Feeding Bulbs - When Should You Feed Spring Blooming Bulbs?
When should you feed the spring blooming bulbs you planted last fall? Most everyone agrees that feeding spring flowering bulbs when they are first planted is a good way to start them off right. After that, agreement breaks down. Some experts recommend top dressing spring bulbs in the fall, others say to feed first thing in the spring. Here's...
When to Cut Back Flowering Bulbs
The flowers were lovely. Now we're stuck with those yellowing leaves. Here are some ways to hide them, until it's safe to cut them down.
Dividing Spring Flowering Bulbs - When and How to Divide Bulbs
Spring flowering bulbs need to be divided and replanted every 3 to 5 years. A sure sign that flowering bulbs need to be divided is when they start to produce less flowers. Here's how to divide, re-plant or store your spring bulbs.
Warm Climate Bulbs - Spring Blooming Bulbs for Warmer Climates
Although many spring bulbs need cold weather to bloom, gardeners in warm climates can still plant spring flowering bulbs like tulips and daffodils and even some more exotic bulbs that northern gardeners can't grow. Some traditional spring blooming bulbs may take the extra effort of pre-chilling before they will bloom in warm climates, but even that is relatively easy to accomplish.
Planting Bulbs in a Lawn
Planting bulbs to naturalize in your lawn is an easy way to put on a great display of spring color. However while planting the bulbs is easy, there are a few things to consider when planning and caring for bulbs planted in a lawn.
Flowering Spring Bulbs Brighten Entryways
Flowering Spring Bulbs Brighten Entryways
Most amaryllis will go dormant naturally and re-bloom sometime during winter. However, many people prefer to force their amaryllis into bloom for the holiday season. Many ‘prepared’ bulbs are sold in the fall, ready to pot up and have in time for Christmas. Here are directions for forcing your Amaryllis for holiday display, as well as general care for your amaryllis plant.
Crocus - Planting and Caring for Crocus
Brilliantly colored crocus flowers are one of the earliest attractions of spring. Crocus are widely adaptable and easy to grow. Here are some suggestions and tips.
Dahlias are grown from finger-like tubers. They bloom intensely all summer and make great cut flowers. Here's how to take care of them.
Dahlias - Digging and Dividing
Frost may bring an end to your dahlia flowers, but it doesn't take much to lift and store them for next year. Tips for how to divide and how to keep them happy over winter.
Understanding Dahlia Classifications
Dahlias are one of those plants with strict guidelines and categories. You don't need to know anything about them, to grow incredible dahlias. But if you want to show them or are simply curious, here are the basics.
Growing Scilla siberica (Siberian squill) Plants
Scilla siberica (Siberian squill) plants are small, bright blue flowering bulbs that bloom in very early spring. They are easy to grow and will naturalize quickly.
Snowdrops - Growing One of the Earliest Flowering Bulbs, Snowdrops (G…
Galanthus, tiny white flowers that bloom early in the spring, are better known as snowdrops. Snowdrops often start to bloom even before the snow is gone from the ground. Snowdrops are grown from bulbs and will naturalize in your garden or yard.
The First Black Hyacinth - Hyacinth 'Midnight Mystic'™
Black flowers are a novelty in the garden and for the most part, you love them or you hate them. Black flowers, like deep burgundy foliage and flowers, can be very subtle and understated to the point of being hard to see. But what an impact they make when paired with contrasting colors. So Hyacinth ‘Midnight Mystic’™, the first black hyacinth...
Hyacinth Plants - Planting, Growing and Caring for Hyacinths
Hyacinth flowers are some of the most fragrant in the garden. They are easily grown from bulbs and require minimal care. Unfortunately, they don't live very long. Here are some tips for growing and keeping your hyacinth around as long as possible.