Tag Archive | flowers

Fall Is For Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs

Ever wonder how spring flowering bulbs like crocus, daffodils and tulips get the energy to wake up and flower so early in the spring? They go to bed with a full “stomach” before the other flowers do. For this to happen, though, you have to plant bulbs in the fall. Those nice, fat bulbs are […]

Refresh Your Flowering Plants

As you sit on your patio surveying your kingdom (see last week’s post), check out the annuals you planted in the spring. Are the flowers still colorful and plentiful? They should be if you’ve kept them watered and deadheaded. Those that don’t look so perky can still be changed out for new plants. You may […]

Caring For Spring Flowering Bulbs

Caring For Spring Flowering Bulbs

Bulbs are, arguably, the most carefree, low maintenance flowers you can plant in your landscape. However, there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free plant, just low maintenance. The little crocus will soon make its appearance as the harbinger of spring. Even if there’s snow on the ground, the flowers will pop right up through the […]

Deadhead To Extend Your Plants Blooms

You invested money and effort in a colorful landscape. For maximum return on your investment, deadhead. In this context, deadheading has nothing to do with a 60s rock band. It has to do with removing spent flowers from your plants before they can go to seed. The practice is also called pinching. Some gardeners believe […]

The Easy Way To Enjoy Mums Or Any Other Containerized Plant

If you’re one of those people who’s not gardening due to time constraints, I just found some time for you. Try “pot-in-pot” gardening. There’s nothing to it. Although developed for nursery production applications, this process is now finding favor among time-strapped home gardeners. The traditional way of planting containerized plants is to buy nursery stock […]

Choosing Bedding Plants

Choosing bedding plants for your garden is like choosing paints for an artist’s palette. The one big difference, however, is that the plants are alive. Bedding plants can be annuals or perennials or a combination of the two. You might even include some small shrubs in your beds. In addition to selecting plants for their […]

Why Are Little Bees Getting So Much Attention?

Bees have to be among the most misunderstood creatures on earth. People either love them or hate them. We all know that they make honey, and we know something of their social behavior, especially how they retaliate when agitated. Some people, especially those who are allergic to bee stings, avoid these buzzing bugs at all […]