What to Plant Now: Darwin Hybrid Tulips

What to Plant Now: Darwin Hybrid Tulips

If only have room for one type of tulip in your garden, it should be a Darwin Hybrid. Worldwide, they are the most popular of all tulips and it’s easy toRead 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

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