Small bulbs are easier to plant because you don’t have to dig a deep hole.
Chionodoxa is not very well-known, but it performs beautifully every spring.
In our front garden, there is a bed that runs along the sidewalk. I love to fill it with spring-blooming bulbs every year — usually tulips. Because tulips don’t put on a good show [...]
Blue hyacinths in full, fragrant bloom.
As the seed catalogs arrive, I get the urge to do some gardening. The only thing that stands in my way is a foot of snow.
Hyacinth bulbs that have already been chilled
It’s a little early for seedstarting. So, to satisfy my desire for the smell of moist earth, I’ve potted up some hyacinth bu [...]
Foil bulb-eating critters by planting daffodils, grape hyacinths (muscari) and other bulbs that deer, chipmunks and rabbits tend to avoid.
Spray tulips with Liquid Fence repellent to keep deer and bunnies from eating them. Shown here are two early blooming varieties, Stresa and Scarlet Baby.
“I’ve tried bulbs, but the squirrels di [...]