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Tillandsia - How to Care for Air Plants

Tillandsia - How to Care for Air Plants

by : Kathleen McCarthy Tillandsia - How to Care for Air Plants / 0 comments /

Tillandsia - Commonly known as air plants, these botanical curiosities can be found in jungles, rain forests or deserts - from sea level to high mountain regions, and increasingly in homes and offices where their low-maintenance and intriguing shapes are hugely appealing. Although these are low care plants, that is not the same as no care at all. Provide your tillandsia with the light, water and air circulation they need, and they will...

Why Buy Our Bulbs?  Value!

Why Buy Our Bulbs? Value!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Why Buy Our Bulbs? Value! / 0 comments /

Why Buy From Easy to Grow Bulbs Many people think plants are nice. Something to fill the space between the drive way and the back fence, perhaps. Maybe something with color. But gardeners know they are so much more. Your garden is a focus of your hopes, your dreams and your creativity. Your connection to nature. You love your garden, and it returns your care by nourishing your mind, body and soul.  At Easy to...

Planting Guides - Invested in Your Gardening Success!

Planting Guides - Invested in Your Gardening Success!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Planting Guides - Invested in Your Gardening Success! / 0 comments /

Whether you have been gardening for 40 years, or you are considering planting something for the very first time, one of the first things you wonder when you meet a new plant is what does it need? Can I grow it in my garden?  The most fortunate gardeners learned as children from their parents or grandparents. For the rest of us, if you are lucky, there will be an experienced gardener living on...

Succulents & Herbs - Perfect Companion Plants!

Succulents & Herbs - Perfect Companion Plants!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Succulents & Herbs - Perfect Companion Plants! / 0 comments /

Plant Herbs and Succulents Together Whether you love succulents, or herbs are more your thing, you know that mixing the varieties you plant is so much more satisfying that growing just a single herb or individual succulent alone. The contrast and compliment of colors, sizes and textures is more than half the fun! Have you even considered planting succulents and herbs together?  If not, you really should! Many culinary herbs used in the kitchen...

Naturally Super Sweet Stevia - How to Grow, Harvest, Store & Use Stevia

Naturally Super Sweet Stevia - How to Grow, Harvest, Store & Use Stevia

by : Kathleen McCarthy Naturally Super Sweet Stevia - How to Grow, Harvest, Store & Use Stevia / 0 comments /

The Whole Truth About Stevia Stevia Herb! Stevia is a naturally super-sweet herb native to South America that can add flavor to your beverages and cooking without adding a single calorie! However, not all stevia sweeteners are created equal... Processed Stevia is Chemically Intensive  Although the stevia plant is entirely green, with green leaves and green stems concentrating the sweetness, store bought stevia is a pure white crystalline substance. To market to American consumers,...

Why Your Garden Needs Lemongrass!

Why Your Garden Needs Lemongrass!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Why Your Garden Needs Lemongrass! / 0 comments /

What is Lemongrass Lemongrass is a versatile herb with a wonderfully refreshing, lemony flavor and scent with a host of medically beneficial properties. Easy to grow, and both tasty and healthful to add to your diet, as well as natural mosquito repellant, lemongrass adds healthful spice to your summer and beyond! Lemongrass is a tropical plant native to South and Southeast Asia, growing up to 3-8 feet tall, with a soft fountain of fragrant...

Lush Foliage & Bright Color! - Tropical Container Gardening

Lush Foliage & Bright Color! - Tropical Container Gardening

by : Christina Parker Lush Foliage & Bright Color! - Tropical Container Gardening / 0 comments /

Tropical Container Gardening Sultry summer days always put me in mind of a tropical oasis. You can create a tropical getaway in your own garden - no matter what climate you garden in!  But it can be easier to contemplate creating a tropical garden in a container - adding a splash of tropical drama to your garden. Photo by Glenna Partridge Garden Design  Combining tropical plants with lush, colorful annuals and hardy plants with a...

Secret to Sensational Succulents - How To Water!

Secret to Sensational Succulents - How To Water!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Secret to Sensational Succulents - How To Water! / 1 comment /

Proper Watering For Your Succulents Of course you know succulents are all the rage - and for good reason! Vibrant colors, fascinating forms, and such versatility that we use them as houseplants, garden additions and as living décor.  Succulents are highly unusual plants that require little care to look terrific. But "little care" is not the same as "none at all". And if succulents need less water than most plants - that doesn't tell you...

Tropical Garden Design - Your Staycation Oasis!

Tropical Garden Design - Your Staycation Oasis!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Tropical Garden Design - Your Staycation Oasis! / 0 comments /

How to Design a Tropical Garden Most people will tell you that planning, growing and enjoying a tropical garden is all about achieving that tropical look.  But I think we should focus first on the feeling of a tropical garden.     Take a look at this tropical garden above.  Before you focus on what types of plants were used, just look. How does the photo make you feel?  Yep - me too....

Fragrant Plumeria - The Sensation of Summer!

Fragrant Plumeria - The Sensation of Summer!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Fragrant Plumeria - The Sensation of Summer! / 0 comments / frangipani how to grow plumeria plumeria

Summer is right around the corner! Summer means home grown tomatoes, barbecues and plumeria! Why Your Garden Needs Plumeria Plumeria, also called frangipani, are fast growing, tropical trees with vibrant blooms and the most extraordinary fragrance. The scent of plumeria wafting on a summer evening breeze is early proof of Heaven! Plumeria have naturalized so well in Hawaii, many visitors assume it must be native to the isles. Plumeria is native to the Caribbean...

Alstroemeria, From Shipping Roots to Beautiful Blooms!

Alstroemeria, From Shipping Roots to Beautiful Blooms!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Alstroemeria, From Shipping Roots to Beautiful Blooms! / 1 comment /

Gardeners believe in magic. This must be true, right?  We plant strange, ugly little gnarled things in the soil and expect beauty and fragrance to grow. What's more amazing is that it works! :) Sometimes, it is the homeliest beginnings that yield the most beautiful blooms. Consider ranunculus and their dried up dead spider looking bulbs - and the glorious blooms they produce: Or dahlias: We take bulbs and bare little sticks and...

Pinching and Pruning - From the Plants' Perspective

Pinching and Pruning - From the Plants' Perspective

by : Kathleen McCarthy Pinching and Pruning - From the Plants' Perspective / 0 comments / pinching pruning roots

I spend a lot of my time trying to look at life from a plant's point of view. While this can make me an odd conversationalist at times - it also makes me a better gardener. In so many ways, understanding what your plants need and why they need it can help you to have bigger, more beautiful plants - often with less effort on your part. Today, let's look at pruning, pinching...

Hardneck Garlic - Gourmet Garlic Scape Pesto!

Hardneck Garlic - Gourmet Garlic Scape Pesto!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Hardneck Garlic - Gourmet Garlic Scape Pesto! / 1 comment / garlic garlic scape pesto hardneck garlic

You haven't lived until you’ve tried Garlic Scape Pesto. This spreadable, dip-able, spoon-able stuff is light, tangy, and fresh. Quick and easy to make, but let me warn you…it is also highly addictive!

Dazzling Summer Color is Easy - With Daylilies!

Dazzling Summer Color is Easy - With Daylilies!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Dazzling Summer Color is Easy - With Daylilies! / 0 comments /

Daylilies - Dazzling and Easy Care Daylilies are among the most popular and easiest perennial plants to grow. Abundant blooms in a wide array of colors and forms fill the summer garden with color with such little care, it can be tempting to take daylilies utterly for granted.  Let's take a good look at why daylilies are considered the "perfect perennial" and why your garden should include these easy bloomers. The botanical name...

Lycoris Add Surprise, Magic & Resurrection to Your Garden!

Lycoris Add Surprise, Magic & Resurrection to Your Garden!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Lycoris Add Surprise, Magic & Resurrection to Your Garden! / 0 comments /

All About Lycoris For Your Garden Lycoris is an incredibly tough plant with extraordinary blooms that have inspired legends and a slew of provocative common names. You may know lycoris by the name naked lady, surprise lily, hurricane lily, resurrection lily, spider lily, pop up lily, magic lily or equinox lily. Lycoris blooms in four colors, red, yellow, white and soft pink. Each is spectacular, but the lycoris radiata - the red shown...

How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden - With Beer?

How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden - With Beer?

by : Christina Parker How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden - With Beer? / 2 comments /

Beer Attracts Butterflies As summer approaches, and you are gearing up for barbecues and parties, be sure to lay in a good supply of beer. This may seem like good advice any day - but it is especially true when you want to attract butterflies to your garden. Yes! While butterflies rely on nectar-rich flowering plants, they also appreciate decaying fruit and beer. So now you know what to do with the stale...

How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden (And Keep Them Coming Back!)

How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden (And Keep Them Coming Back!)

by : Kathleen McCarthy How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden (And Keep Them Coming Back!) / 0 comments /

Attract Butterflies to Your Garden Preparing to attract butterflies to your garden is a lot like planning a garden party for your friends and family. You provide refreshments and a comfortable environment based on your understanding of your guests' preferences. You expect the amenities you provide will be used, and take satisfaction in seeing full trays and pitchers becoming empty as the party proceeds.  By providing that which tends to your guests' needs and...

It's All About the Roots

It's All About the Roots

by : Kathleen McCarthy It's All About the Roots / 0 comments /

Importance of Healthy Root Structure I get funny looks when I shop at the garden center. I think it is when I tip the plant out of its pot to get a good look at the roots before I decide which to buy. But this is absolutely key to determining the health and vitality of the plant for sale. Disregard the lush top growth and number of flowers. To evaluate the health and long...

An Introduction to Dwarf Alstroemeria

An Introduction to Dwarf Alstroemeria

by : Kathleen McCarthy An Introduction to Dwarf Alstroemeria / 1 comment /

Dwarf Alstroemeria Princess Lilies  Let me introduce you to my all-time favorite plant for the home and patio garden – dwarf alstroemeria! Dwarf varieties of alstroemeria, also called princess lilies or Inca lilies, are specially bred for sterile flowers to prevent invasive re-seeding and to result in nearly nonstop blooming for months in the home garden. Alstroemeria provide a lot of charm for such a small package! Topping out at just 10-15” tall,...

Best Gifts for Mother's Day 2017

Best Gifts for Mother's Day 2017

by : Kathleen McCarthy Best Gifts for Mother's Day 2017 / 1 comment /

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017. Her laugh has been the sound track of your life. That light in her eyes that is for you alone. Success is sweeter, and loss less bitter, because you share it with her. She is your mother, daughter, sister, wife, aunt, grandma, friend - she is always there to support you every step of your way, then bows out of the spotlight to lead your cheers.  This Mother's...

Dr. Seuss Garden Plants

Dr. Seuss Garden Plants

by : Kathleen McCarthy Dr. Seuss Garden Plants / 0 comments / Dr. Seuss Plants

Dr. Seuss Plants for Your Garden The wide world of plants has SO much to offer! Beauty, grace, shade, color, texture, flavor, scent, whimsy, playfulness and miles of smiles...  If the last few qualities seem unusual to find in your landscape, consider including some plants that would be at home on the pages of a Dr. Seuss book!  Dr. Seuss has enchanted millions of children with his imaginative stories and illustrations. The landscapes of Dr....

A Beginners Guide To Backyard Composting

A Beginners Guide To Backyard Composting

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs A Beginners Guide To Backyard Composting / 0 comments /

A Beginners Guide To Backyard Composting We treasure our garden for so many reasons, including the healthy, delicious food it provides and the relaxation that comes from time spent closer to nature. Turning garden scraps into nutrient rich soil and food for the garden is the definition of composting - a natural way to give back to your garden, and limit landfill use. We connected with Mark Kelly, the owner of Yard Care Gurus,...

Low-Maintenance Houseplants: Oxalis Triangularis

Low-Maintenance Houseplants: Oxalis Triangularis

by : Easy to Grow Bulbs Low-Maintenance Houseplants: Oxalis Triangularis / 1 comment /

If you don’t possess the greenest of thumbs, don’t worry! There are plenty of low-maintenance houseplants that thrive with just minimal care, and we’re happy to highlight some of them for you. First up is the oxalis triangularis. The oxalis family is large and varied, including some rampantly invasive varieties than have given oxalis a bad rep as “garden thugs,” but don’t be too quick to judge all varieties by the bad behavior...

Roasted Garlic - Fresh from the Garden

Roasted Garlic - Fresh from the Garden

by : Kathleen McCarthy Roasted Garlic - Fresh from the Garden / 1 comment / DIY roasted garlic

Jim and Maggie Threadgill are not just the owners of the family business, Easy to Grow Bulbs - they are also the inspiration.  From time to time, we get to check in with Maggie for garden fresh recipes, gardening tips and garden-inspired decorating. Caramelized Roasted Garlic Roasted garlic is a delicious and healthful spread for fresh bread or an essential ingredient for many salad dressings, sauces and soups. A sweet, complex, butterfly flavor with luscious garlic flavor and no...

Succulent Eggs - Decorating Easter Eggs - With a Twist! :)

Succulent Eggs - Decorating Easter Eggs - With a Twist! :)

by : Kathleen McCarthy Succulent Eggs - Decorating Easter Eggs - With a Twist! :) / 1 comment /

Eggshell Succulent  I have always loved coloring Easter eggs from the time I was a little girl standing on a kitchen chair helping my Mom. To this day, the acidic scent of vinegar fills me with sweet nostalgia! This year, I decided to try something a bit different. I have always been fascinated with eggs - such amazing natural treasure boxes keeping new life safe until it is ready to begin its greatest...

Getting Started on a Deer Resistant Garden!

Getting Started on a Deer Resistant Garden!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Getting Started on a Deer Resistant Garden! / 0 comments /

As gardeners, we have a special connection to and appreciation of the natural world, don't we? We cherish the closeness we have to warm earth, new sproutings, songbirds, butterflies and other visitors to our little corner of Eden. Except when those visitors proceed to eat everything we have spent days, weeks, even months working for! Gardening in the company of animals is certainly a challenge, but one in which nature itself can be your...

Planting Dahlias Perfectly - An Infographic!

Planting Dahlias Perfectly - An Infographic!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Planting Dahlias Perfectly - An Infographic! / 0 comments /

Dahlias bloom all summer right on til frost in a dazzling array of colors, flower forms and sizes. The key to success when growing dahlias, and filling your garden with these gorgeous blooms is all in the details. For a detailed step by step guide to growing beautiful dahlias, see our previous blog post. Here, we have the information in a graphic form. Feel free to print or download this infographic to keep...

Step by Step Guide to Growing Dazzling Dahlias!

Step by Step Guide to Growing Dazzling Dahlias!

by : Kathleen McCarthy Step by Step Guide to Growing Dazzling Dahlias! / 2 comments /

Dahlia blooms come in a dazzling array of colors, flower forms and sizes, from dwarf dahlia plants topping out at 12-14 inches tall - perfect for window boxes and containers - all the way up to dinner plate dahlias and "over the top" dahlias with blooms fully 12-14" across!  Dahlias produce their magnificent blooms from early summer right on until frost, filling your garden with color and your vases with beauty for months at...

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 / 1 comment /

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

by : Kathleen McCarthy Planning and Planting a Fragrant Garden / 2 comments /

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...

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 / 1 comment /

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...