Why Snow is Good for Spring Bulbs

Why Snow is Good for Spring Bulbs

Crocus Pickwick on a chilly, early spring morning.

Spring Bulbs in Zones 8-10? Yes!

Spring Bulbs in Zones 8-10? Yes!

Nothing says spring like a colorful bed of tulips or daffodils. That’s true even in warm climates, where winters are mild and there’s rarely a frost. But spring-blooming bulbs areRead More

Landscaping With Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Landscaping With Spring-Blooming Bulbs

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 cheeryRead 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

Blooming Now - Crocus and Tulips

Blooming Now – Crocus and Tulips

Right now spring gardens are in full bloom (or will be in bloom soon). While planning has to happen months in advance, inspiration happens while bulbs are blooming! The best way toRead More