Tag Archive | flowers

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 […]

There Is Still Time To Plant Spring Bulbs

Crocuses poking their colorful heads up through the snow is often Mother Nature’s first sign that spring is coming. When the daffodils follow, we know spring is really here, and that mass plantings of tulips and hyacinths will follow soon. Enjoying these flowers next spring means planning ahead now. Spring flowering bulbs need to be […]