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Muscari: Perfect Partners for Spring Bulbs

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Aug 30, 2017
This year, when you’re ordering your fall bulbs, make sure to include some muscari. These carefree bulbs — better known as grape hyacinths — are beautiful on their own, but what muscari really excel at is collaborating. Their compact height and soothing blue hues bring out the best in whatever flowers are nearby.
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Topics: Inspiration , Muscari , Spring Blooming Bulbs

Growing Muscari in Containers

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Nov 04, 2016
Muscari are one of my favorite spring flowers. They aren’t as big and showy as tulips or daffodils, but they have so much going for them: they’re blue they make ideal companions they come back year after year they smell like grape juice the foliage fades away quickly deer and rodents rarely bother them they are
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Topics: Fall Planted Bulbs , Muscari , Spring Blooming Bulbs

Muscari: The Special Sauce for Your Spring Garden

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Sep 30, 2016
  If you love flowers, Holland’s Keukenhof gardens should definitely be on your bucket list. When you’re there, you will see a LOT of muscari. That’s because these grape-scented flowers, commonly known as grape hyacinths, are the perfect companion for every spring-blooming bulb. Here are 6 reasons you should be planting them this fall:
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Topics: Muscari

Perfect Pairs: 3 Ways to Combine Muscari with Tulips or Daffodils

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Oct 22, 2015
We plant more than 10,000 flower bulbs in our trial gardens each fall. That’s a lot of bulbs and it takes more than a week to plant them all, but there’s no better way to evaluate performance, check heights and bloom times, and experiment with mixes and combinations. During April and May the garden is
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Topics: Daffodils , Fall Planted Bulbs , Muscari , Tulips

Are You Ready to Enjoy an AMAZING Bulb Garden Next Spring?

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Aug 12, 2015
Fall is for planting and our new Around the House Inspiration Book is filled with creative planting ideas for every location around your home! It’s available now as a free download — and here’s a peek at what you’ll find inside: 
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Topics: Alliums , Daffodils , Fall Planted Bulbs , Inspiration , Muscari , Spring Blooming Flowers , Tulips

Trending Thursday – Muscari Inspiration

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Jun 19, 2014
Muscari is your garden’s best accessory. Stunning on it’s own, it also coordinates with almost every fall-planted, spring blooming bulb in your garden! A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few pictures to inspire you to plant muscari this fall! River of muscari at Keukenhof in Holland.
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Topics: Fall Planted Bulbs , Muscari , Tulips

A Week At Keukenhof

Posted by Marlene Thompson on May 06, 2014
Every year we visit the The Netherlands and spend a significant time at Keukenhof in Lisse. If you have not been to the world’s largest garden, you must put this showcase of Dutch flower blooms on your bucket list. The superb display of bulbs, flowers and plants is inspiring and one of many steps we
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Topics: Daffodils , Fall Planted Bulbs , Inspiration , Muscari , Tulips

Magnificent Muscari – Blooming Now!

Posted by Longfield Gardens on Apr 08, 2013
Commonly known as grape hyacinths, muscari are small flowers that are big on style. These fall-planted bulbs produce charming spring flowers in beautiful hues of blue and purple. They are perfect for containers, borders and combine well with most other spring-blooming flowers and plants. Muscari in the Garden Most muscari are about 6″ tall, so to make a big impact, it’s best to
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Topics: Fall Planted Bulbs , Muscari , Spring Blooming Bulbs , Uncategorized


Kathleen LaLiberte has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.

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