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How to Create the Garden Harvest Palette

How to Create the Garden Harvest Palette

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs How to Create the Garden Harvest Palette / 0 comments /

 Image provided by Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu Photography A wooden pallet, some twinkly lights and plenty of plants can turn an ordinary backyard patio into something quite delightful. It’s an easy weekend project, and the result makes relaxing outdoors or dining al fresco extra special. The Pallet Purchase a wood pallet or repurpose one to get started. If going the free pallet route, make sure the pallet hasn’t been used for storing chemicals...

From the Darker Side of Eden...

From the Darker Side of Eden...

by : Kathleen McCarthy From the Darker Side of Eden... / 0 comments /

It has been said that every gardener is tapping into the lost Garden of Eden. It certainly feels that way when you hold sun warmed soil in your hands, when you spy a tiny hummingbird's nest, or when the buds are swelling just about to burst into glorious bloom. But there was a serpent in the Garden of Eden, and plants more sinister than lovely. Take a walk on the wilde side, and...

Lily of the Valley Pips

Lily of the Valley Pips

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Lily of the Valley Pips / 0 comments /

Legend says that when the lily of the valley blooms, happiness returns. Its lovely arching sprays of small white, bell-shaped flowers traditionally represent purity and humility, and are a favorite in bridal bouquets. While we can’t guarantee that our lilies of the valley will change your life, their blossoming sweet fragrance surely lifts your spirit. Indoors, their scent brings spring into the room. Beauty and Low Maintenance Lily of the valley’s delicate beauty...

Planning and Planting a Fragrant Garden

Planning and Planting a Fragrant Garden

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Fragrance has a nearly magical effect on us, both transporting us back in time as it calls cherished memories so forcefully to mind, and elevating and enhancing our moods and emotions. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to stimulate this connection we have with fragrance. So, too, can your garden support your love of fragrance, as blooms and fragrant foliage are the origin of so many scents we crave. Why Does Fragrance Trigger Memories? The...

Spring 2017 Shipping Schedule

Spring 2017 Shipping Schedule

by : Kathleen McCarthy Spring 2017 Shipping Schedule / 0 comments /

Spring 2017 Shipping Schedule Are you excited for spring? I am! :) And exploring the flowering bulbs and perennials available for spring planting is a wonderful way to combat the winter blues. But the big question is when will the new spring items ship? As eager as we all are to see spring arrive, your bulbs and plants should not be planted until the last hard frost is past. This ensures that an...

Purple Potatoes - Fad or Fabulous?

Purple Potatoes - Fad or Fabulous?

by : Kathleen McCarthy Purple Potatoes - Fad or Fabulous? / 0 comments / edible potatoes

Growing, cooking and eating potatoes in vivid reds, blues and purples is all the rage these days - why is that? In a delicious convergence of personal desires and best nutrition, it turns out that colorful food is both highly desired AND extra power-packed with nutrients. Many tell us we should be "eating rainbows" - a well balanced mix of colors to ensure we get all of the micronutrients we need. Vividly colored potatoes...

Amazon Payments for Easy to Grow Bulbs

Amazon Payments for Easy to Grow Bulbs

by : Kathleen McCarthy Amazon Payments for Easy to Grow Bulbs / 0 comments / amazon

We Accept Amazon Payments! At long last!  Enjoy all of the security and hassle-free check out as Amazon, but with the full selection of ALL the bulbs and plants Easy to Grow Bulbs has to offer! With Amazon Payments, you will be able to: Use your existing Amazon account to Log in, Select a shipping address for you or a gift recipient and Check out, using your existing payment information from your Amazon...

Holiday Shipping Schedule - Get it There By Christmas!

Holiday Shipping Schedule - Get it There By Christmas!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Holiday Shipping Schedule - Get it There By Christmas! / 0 comments /

Christmas 2016 Shipping Schedule During this season of Peace and Love and Joy and white knuckled will-my-gifts-get-there-on-time and where-is-the-#@*&^!!!, we want to help you enjoy the festivities and cut down on the stress a bit.  This might be seen as breaking with cherished traditions, but we think it is worth it. :) Our busy elves are working over time to ensure your gifts arrive in time to slide under the tree.  Here is...

FREE Shipping! It's What Every Gardener Really Wants!

FREE Shipping! It's What Every Gardener Really Wants!

by : Kathleen McCarthy FREE Shipping! It's What Every Gardener Really Wants! / 0 comments /

Easy to Grow Bulbs Offers FREE Shipping! Every season, I get to dream of all of the beautiful bulbs and plants growing all around the world, and try to decide which new ones to bring to our customers.  It's a tough job, (insert modest cough...) but SO much fun! If you are a gardener - I am sure you can see the (many) dilemmas...  First - we should add something for everyone, so...

What is Plant Hardiness and How Do I Find My Climate Zone?

What is Plant Hardiness and How Do I Find My Climate Zone?

by : Kathleen McCarthy What is Plant Hardiness and How Do I Find My Climate Zone? / 0 comments /

What is Plant Hardiness Do you love beautiful plants? I do, too!  Let’s fill our gardens with the plants we love – won’t that be perfect?  I’ll plant plumeria in Wisconsin, and you plant peonies in Florida!   Why doesn’t that work? There are thousands upon thousands of plant varieties that thrive in the United States – but not every plant is happy in every single state.  Kind of like how we have both polar...

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

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs All About Growing Garlic – Planting, Growing, Harvesting & Storage / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Bearded Iris-Everything You Need to know / 0 comments /

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?

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Watering: Too much of a good thing? / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Saffron Crocus Recipes / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs "Red" Peonies / 0 comments /

"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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Peony Tips for Warm Region Gardeners / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Paperwhite Genetics / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Pickling Paperwhites / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Giftable Paperwhites / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Garlic Tips / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Flower Arrangers Tips / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Daylily Awards / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Critter Resistant Plants / 0 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Amaryllis Insider Secrets / 3 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Amaryllis Post Care Instructions / 21 comments /

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

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Amaryllis Flowering Timelines / 1 comment /

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...