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Amaryllis and Paperwhites: Inspiration Is Everywhere!

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Dec 11, 2015
Amaryllis and paperwhites may be some of the easiest bulbs to grow. They are the perfect gift that keeps on giving long after the Christmas trees and holiday decor come down. Amaryllis have big, bright blooms that are spectacular during the dreary days of winter when we are all sick of seeing gray. If you plant a few
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Topics: Amaryllis , Home Decor , Indoor Bulbs , Inspiration , Paperwhites , Scilla maderiensis

Grow This: Exotic Scilla Madeirensis

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Aug 18, 2014
We recently received a shipment of some very special bulbs and you can be among the first gardeners in the world to grow them. Scilla madeirensis is a rare species of hyacinth that’s native to the island of Madeira, off the coast of Portugal. The bulbs (which are dark purple!) resemble an amaryllis bulb and
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Topics: Fall Planted Bulbs , Indoor Bulbs , Scilla maderiensis

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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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