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How We Select the Best Spring-Flowering Bulbs for Your Garden

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on May 08, 2015
If you haven’t experienced springtime in Holland, put it on your bucket list. Holland produces more than 4 billion flower bulbs every year — 80% of the global supply — and in April, the farm fields in every direction are a patchwork quilt of red, yellow, pink, orange, blue and purple. There are also amazing
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Topics: Daffodils , Fall Planted Bulbs , Spring Blooming Bulbs , Tulips

Landscaping With Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Oct 31, 2014
It’s amazing how a bed of tulips, daffodils and other spring-blooming bulbs can transform an ordinary yard or garden into a showplace that’s the talk of the neighborhood. These cheery flowers have a big impact, and they’re in full bloom when winter-weary eyes need them most (and other landscape plants are still asleep). Spring bulbs
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Topics: Daffodils , Fall Planted Bulbs , Spring Blooming Flowers

Make Way for Daffodils

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Oct 20, 2014
There are thousands of varieties of daffodils, each with its own unique shape, color, size and personality. The American Daffodil Society has classified this big world of daffodils into 13 different divisions. There’s no need for you to know which daffodils belong to which division – unless you’re a botanist or daffodil collector. But seeing
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Topics: Daffodils

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

Daffodils – Spring’s Sunshine

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Apr 21, 2014
Narcissus, or daffodils, are a stunning and simple way to add a breath of fresh air to your spring gardens. Hardy and cold tolerant, daffodil bulbs that were planted last fall are blooming and thriving in many areas right now.  Here are the many reasons we love daffodils:
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Topics: Daffodils , Fall Planted Bulbs

Daffodil Bulbs for Landscaping

Posted by Longfield Gardens on Apr 15, 2013
Nature presents us with the gift of daffodils every spring. Cold, wet and rainy weather doesn’t bother these cheery, spring-blooming bulbs. No matter where you grow daffodil bulbs, they always bloom right on schedule, bringing the promise of warmer days to come! Daffodils are easy and adaptable perennials that look great wherever you plant them. From flower beds to naturalized areas
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Topics: Daffodils , Fall Planted Bulbs , 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.

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