Bulbs

Bulbs planted outdoors (tulips, daffodils, etc) or forced indoors (amaryllis, paperwhites).

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Growing Paperwhites Indoors

P. ALLEN SMITH in ARKANSAS Looking for something easy to grow indoors this fall? Allen Smith shows us a fast-growing plant that blooms and blooms.

The Secret to Growing Short Paperwhites!

GARDEN ANSWER in OREGON Paperwhites are a wonderful holiday flower, but they grow too tall to fit in the shallow containers we oftentimes choose to plant them in for centerpieces and smaller displays. Watch this video to learn the secret of how to grow your paperwhites shorter than they are supposed to! You will be …Read more »

Spring Bulbs for Christmas

GROW VEG in the U.K. Most gardeners have a fondness for at least one type of spring bulb, which makes them a perfect gift for Christmas. Whether it’s a particular smell which triggers childhood memories or the way they brighten a dull winter’s day, spring bulbs grown indoors are a wonderful gift, bringing the spirit …Read more »

How to Force Bulbs in Glass Vases and Containers

WHITE FLOWER FARM in CONN. Barb Pierson, Nursery Manager at White Flower Farm, shows us step by step how to force bulbs in glass vases and containers with rocks, marbles or glass pebbles and water. She conducts an experiment to help decide whether or not the bulbs should be placed in a cool, dark area …Read more »

Planting Spring-Flowering Bulbs

NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Across the country fall is the time to plant spring bulbs. To get great color and pop from your spring beauties, follow Charlie Nardozzi’s steps for designing, planting, and maintaining a bulb garden.

Planting Tulips in Pots

PORTLAND, OR From Gardentime TV: If you have trouble with rotting bulbs, esp. tulips. Here are some tips to help solve the problem.

Layered Bulb Pot for Longer Lasting Blooms

From GARDEN ANSWER in OREGON What I used in the large pot: 10- ‘Negrita’ Tulips 12- Tete a Tete Daffodils 12- Dutch Iris 5- 4″ Violas 2- 4″ Dusty Miller (Would have used three if I had another one! 🙂 Red Twig Dogwood Branches What I used in the smaller pot: 10-‘Flaming Flag’ Tulips 10- ‘Tete a …Read more »

Forcing Amaryllis Bulbs

CENTRAL TEXAS GARDENER from KLRU in AUSTIN, TX Trisha Shirey shows how to force dramatic amaryllis bulbs for holiday wonder or to plant as perennial presents outdoors. Get her tips for blooms again next year.

How to Grow Grape Hyacinths

NEW HAVEN, CT From Eric Larson of Yale’s Marsh Botanical Gardens, for Garden Clips. Daffodils shout “Spring!” even when winter is still gripping with blue-white fingers the last of the weeks in March. But Daffodils can appear even better when you add some contrast,which brings us to Muscari, or Grape-Hyacinth. The common name comes from …Read more »

Alliums

MIDWEST By nationally known gardening expert, author & TV/radio host Melinda Myers. Published on Mar 28, 2016. Add color and drama to your garden beds spring through fall with alliums also known as flowering onions.  2016 has been declared Year of the Allium by the National Garden Bureau. This bold yet versatile plant can be used …Read more »

Fall Bulb-Planting Tips

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS From the Chicago Botanic Garden. Now is the perfect time to plant spring bulbs. Benjamin Carroll, Chicago Botanic Garden Senior Horticulturist, shares tips on how to correctly plant bulbs to ensure beautiful springtime blooms.

How to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs

From GARDENISTA Gardenista’s own Michelle Statalla’s beautiful fall bulb DIY is a wonderful way to surprise yourself in the spring. This easy tutorial will leave you totally inspired to create a remarkable bouquet of daffodils, white tulips and Siberian squill in your own backyard. For more tips on caring for your garden, visit us at http://www.gardenista.com