All About Growing Garlic – Planting, Growing, Harvesting & Storage

All About Growing Garlic – Planting, Growing, Harvesting & Storage

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Growing your own garlic is an easy and highly rewarding proposition. The complexity and depth of flavor of home grown garlic simply cannot be matched by store bought. Here we provide all the information you will need to determine the type of garlic best suited for you and your family's taste and climate. We will address when to plant your garlic, and how best to do so, as well as how to know...

Bearded Iris-Everything You Need to know

Bearded Iris-Everything You Need to know

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To ensure spectacular results with your reblooming bearded iris, you want to know when to plant them, and how to plant them correctly. Right? Real gardener-to-gardener information. And if you have never seen or grown these beauties, you might even need to know why they belong in your garden. Here we aim to answer all of your questions about reblooming bearded iris. As you scroll down you will find a How to video...

Watering: Too much of a good thing?

Watering: Too much of a good thing?

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Watering You'd never do that, right? Water your plants to death? 'Course not. Still, you might be surprised to learn that this is one of the most common causes of death for outdoor plants and the most frequent demise driver for indoor ones. TLC-focused gardeners - newbies and seasoned veterans alike - send oodles bulbs, annuals, perennials and houseplants to watery graves every year while attempting to provide extra vigilant care. Here are...

Saffron Crocus Recipes

Saffron Crocus Recipes

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Saffron Recipes A Trio to Get You Started Saffron Rice 1/2 t. fresh saffron (or 1/4 t. dried saffron threads steeped in 1/2 cup hot water for 10 minutes) 2 tablespoons of butter 1 cup uncooked white rice 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 cups (total) boiling water If using dried spice, steep the saffron in the 1/2 cup of boiling water and set aside. Melt butter in a skillet, add rice and salt....

"Red" Peonies

"Red" Peonies

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"Red" Peonies Ever buy a red peony plant, wait for it to settle in, mature, and bloom with gusto only to discover that the color is actually a deep, rich pink? Join the club. Years ago when peony hybridizers were working hard to develop deeper colors they began calling rich, saturated pinks "red" to distinguish the new shades from the softer, lighter pinks. This worked well for them but for buyers who were...

Peony Tips for Warm Region Gardeners

Peony Tips for Warm Region Gardeners

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Peony Tips for Warm Region Gardeners Often the question arises, "I love peonies but live where it may be too warm for them. . . can I grow peonies in my area?" Here's some advice that will help you determine if peonies are likely to thrive in your region. Garden peonies appreciate cold weather during the winter and require at least 30 consecutive days of below freezing temperatures. The goal here is to...

Peony Tips for Warm Region Gardeners

Peony Tips for Warm Region Gardeners

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Peony Tips for Warm Region Gardeners Often the question arises, "I love peonies but live where it may be too warm for them. . . can I grow peonies in my area?" Here's some advice that will help you determine if peonies are likely to thrive in your region. Garden peonies appreciate cold weather during the winter and require at least 30 consecutive days of below freezing temperatures. The goal here is to...

Paperwhite Genetics

Paperwhite Genetics

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Paperwhite Genetics While most bulb merchants would rather not talk about it, there's been a concern in the industry for some years now about the quality of the Ziva being sold. A cultivation practice that reduces the number and quality of blossoms has affected much of the world's supply. If you've had less than stellar results from Ziva bulbs recently, it's probably not your fault. The problem originated with growers who, rather than...

Pickling Paperwhites

Pickling Paperwhites

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Pickling Paperwhites William B. Miller Professor of Horticulture Director of the Flowerbulb Research Program Cornell University The paperwhite narcissus is a popular bulb for indoor forcing in the winter months.Unlike most other daffodils, paperwhites (Narcissus tazetta) do not require a cold period. They are simply planted in pots with soil, or even more commonly, in dishes or bowls with gravel, marbles or other decorative material. With a little water, they rapidly form roots,...

Giftable Paperwhites

Giftable Paperwhites

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Giftable Paperwhites Paperwhite bulbs are some of the easiest and most universally enjoyed gifts. These flowers are a snap to grow and are a great first gardening project for anyone, from third graders through octogenarians. Just find a colorful bowl or pot that provides at least 3.5 inches of root room and follow the directions provided here (see bottom of page). From a logistics standpoint, these are gifts that are small enough to...

Garlic Tips

Garlic Tips

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Garlic Tips Contemplating growing your own super fresh garlic? Here are a few garlic tips, particularly helpful for first timers. Planting time While a handful of fast growing varieties may be planted in the spring time in areas with longer growing seasons, fall is generally the preferred planting time. In cold areas, plant 4-6 weeks before the ground freezes to allow time for roots to develop but not enough time for top growth...

Flower Arrangers Tips

Flower Arrangers Tips

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Flower Arranging Tips for Better Looking and Longer Lasting Bouquets 1. Cut Early Snip your flowers early in the day while they are fresh from hours in the cooler night temperatures. 2. Start Clean A clean container, fresh water and even clean pruners go a long way towards extending the vase life of your blooms. Bacteria is the enemy as it encourages rot. Simply reducing bacteria formation is a big step towards better...

Daylily Awards

Daylily Awards

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The Stout Silver Metal & Other Daylily Awards Daylily breeders are a prolific group and they have introduced thousands of new cultivars in just the last ten years. How does a gardener make sense of all the choices? One good way is to follow the lead of the people in the know. The American Hemerocallis (daylily) Society is a national organization open to breeders, home gardeners and anyone who is partial to this...

Critter Resistant Plants

Critter Resistant Plants

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When animals are starving they'll eat whatever's available in order to stay alive. In less dire situations, when choices are made, most animals have preferences. Some plants are just tastier than others. Below is a list of not-so-tasty garden plants offered on this website, available in spring or in fall, that meet with less enthusiasm when the question "Yum, what's for dinner?" is asked. If you have predation challenges, consider the varieties on...

Amaryllis Insider Secrets

Amaryllis Insider Secrets

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Ever wonder what really goes on inside amaryllis bulbs, under those layers of brown papery skin? Well, here's your answer. Tucked inside the bulbs are fledgling plants complete with flower stems, blossoms and foliage, all just waiting to get out. Given warmth and just a little water to wake them up, they'll sprout and grow, drawing from the protective white nutrient layers to fuel their initial activity. This is why it's not necessary...

Amaryllis Post Care Instructions

Amaryllis Post Care Instructions

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Simple Guide to Re-blooming Your Amaryllis Bulbs You should enjoy many seasons of beautiful blooms from your amaryllis bulbs – one of the perks of investing in great quality bulbs! If you want to try to get future blooms to occur on your time table, we have all the instructions laid out below. However – if you will be content to enjoy these blooms whenever they develop – the steps are far easier...

Amaryllis Flowering Timelines

Amaryllis Flowering Timelines

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Exactly When Will My Amaryllis Flower? Our estimates for blooming times are just that, best estimates. They are based on our own growing trials, feedback from our network of specialty growers and conventional wisdom for individual varieties. Growing conditions - light, temperature, moisture, wind, etc. - impact results as do slight variations in growing stock from year to year. We'd love to be able to guarantee exact blooming times but sadly, Mother Nature...