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This Year’s Staff Favorites for Fall Planting

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Sep 9, 2017

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting – Longfield Gardens

Free flower bulbs is one of the perks that we enjoy as employees of Longfield Gardens. So as you might imagine, when it’s fall planting season, most of us wind up bringing home lots of flower bulbs for our home gardens!

It’s a great opportunity to see how these varieties perform, and along the way, everyone finds a few favorites. As you are putting together your fall bulb order, consider some of our top picks from spring 2017. From our gardens to yours, they’re the ones we think you’ll enjoy the most!

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Allium Purple Sensation

Purple Sensation Allium

“There is something so fun about Purple Sensation alliums! They provide a nice pop of color in the garden and the deer actually leave them alone.”

– Julienne Stracey, Marketing Coordinator

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Daffodil Goblet

Goblet Daffodil

“The flowers are big and they’re upward facing so the trumpets appear to be looking right at you! And as always, daffodils are deer and rodent resistant.”

– Jennifer Pfau, Marketing Director

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Tulip Queen of Night

Queen of Night Tulip

“The color of this tulip has great depth and richness. It isn’t the biggest flower, but it has a lot of presence in the garden and it lasts for weeks.”

– Anthony Sena, Staff Photographer

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Hyacinth Blue Jacket

Blue Jacket Hyacinth

“I love this variety for its true blue color. I always cut some of the flowers and bring them indoors. They smell amazing, last a long time and look so pretty in a vase.”

– Kath LaLiberte, Content Manager

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Daffodil Golden Echo

Golden Echo Daffodil

“This daffodil produces tons of flowers. You get 3 or 4 stems per bulb, and at least two blossoms per stem. I like how the cups are surrounded by a yellow halo.”

– Dave Strabo, President

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Allium Globemaster

Globemaster Allium

“The reason I love allium Globemaster is simple: big flowers that seem to last forever.”

– Arnoud Swart, Warehouse Manager

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Tulip Purple Lady

Purple Lady Tulip

“This pretty purple tulip looks good with everything. The flowers have strong, sturdy stems and they bloom for a long time.”

– Hans Langeveld, Vice President

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Daffodil Professor Einstein

Professor Einstein Daffodil

“Professor Einstein’s bright orange centers are radiant against the white petals. They were like happy faces greeting my guests as they approached my front door.”

– Michele Pasnicu, Customer Service

Staff Favorites for Fall Planting - Longfield Gardens
Muscari armeniacum

Muscari Armeniacum

“Everybody loves blue flowers!  Grape hyacinths complement virtually every other fall-blooming bulb. It’s like the little black dress of the garden.”

– Jillian Squillante, Online Store Manager

Topics: Fall Planted Bulbs Inspiration Spring Blooming Bulbs

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.

2 Replies to “This Year’s Staff Favorites for Fall Planting”

  1. I live in Georgia, south, I am getting a lot of bulbs from you, can you tell me if I need to wait until Nov. or Dec. to plant them. you never know when it will turn cold here. Do I keep them in the refrig. until then? I bought a lot.

    1. Hi Gail — Your USDA hardiness zone determines how fall-planted bulbs should be handled. It is likely that you are in zone 8, but best to check, which you can do on our website. Click on the Learning tab > Garden Basics > Essentials. Next, read the article on our website called How to Grow Spring Bulbs in Warm Climates. In zone 8, tulips should be pre-chilled before planting. The time to plant your bulbs (or begin pre-chilling them if necessary) in late October. Until then, store them in a dark, dry, cool place (50-60°F). Please contact us by phone or email if you have any other questions.

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