Protecting Gardens from Deer

Protecting Gardens from Deer

After waiting for months to my see tulips bloom, it’s both heartbreaking and infuriating to have them mowed down by deer. But when deer populations are high, and the deer areRead More

Flamboyant Parrot Tulips

Flamboyant Parrot Tulips

There’s nothing shy about parrot tulips. These extroverted spring flowers beg to be admired up close. Their fanciful petals are an over-the-top collection of fringe, ruffles, puckers and dimples, which gives the flowersRead More

Fragrant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Fragrant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

To banish memories of cold, grey winter days, there’s nothing more effective than the rainbow colors of daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. Add some fragrant bulbs and your spring garden becomesRead More

Spring Bulbs for Naturalizing

Spring Bulbs for Naturalizing

The best way to get a big display of spring color without a lot of work, is to plant bulbs that will come back on their own year after year.Read More

Plan Ahead for the First Flowers of Spring

Plan Ahead for the First Flowers of Spring

Where I live, in zone 4, the ground is frozen solid for at least 4 months of the year. So by late March or early April, I’m outdoors daily, lookingRead More

Breeding a Better Tulip

Breeding a Better Tulip

Gardeners have been planting tulips since the 1500s. Those early tulips were essentially wildflowers, imported from Turkey. Though beautiful, their blossoms were no bigger than your thumb. Thanks to plantRead More

Grow This: Exotic Scilla Madeirensis

Grow This: Exotic Scilla Madeirensis

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 speciesRead More