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Tulip Festival 2010 9

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival + How to Grow Tulips

Few years back I visited Skagit Valley in Washington state where each year they delight visitors with a little taste of what Holland’s tulip farms might be like during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.  The area is home to many producers of spring flowers including tulips, daffodils, and irises. The festival runs April 1-30 of any given year and a …

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Grape Hyacinth And Tulip Planter

Preparing Fall Bulb Planters for Spring

To some people, tulips and other bulbs may be the last thing on your mind but if you take a little time now to plant up some large containers for next spring, I bet you will be pleased as punch that you did! Planting fall bulbs in containers is no different than planting them in the ground, other than you …

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Spring Tulips at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

Highlights from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

I was elated to be able to make the short trip from Vancouver to Seattle to attend the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year. I was excited for the opportunity to meet some of my favourite garden authors, buy some fabulous goodies, and just get inspired.

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Anemone de Caen - 'Mr. Fokker'

Five Fall Bulbs to Plant For Long Lasting Spring Colour

I often find myself wondering around my garden in spring, immensely enjoying the brightly colored blooms popping up everywhere, many times, even through snow covered frosty ground. It’s during those times that I reap the benefit of taking the time the previous year to plant my fall bulbs. Bulbs are identified by the season they are planted, not that in …

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St Patricks Day Shamrock Planter Arrangement Oxalis Medium

Painted Jar Planters + Shamrocks

Purple and green Oxalis planted in painted jars make a modern arrangement for this St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day typically reminds folks of leprechauns, green beer, Ireland, and shamrocks: the symbol seen on green-felt fedoras.  But I’m a plant nerd so I think about the shamrock from a botanical point (and I try not to remember those nights drinking green beer).  …

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Blooming Tulip Fields Skagit Valley Washington

Delighting the Senses: a Trip to the Tulip Festival

Yesterday I took a quick trip cross the border to Skagit county in Washington state where each year they delight visitors with a teeny taste of what Holland’s tulip farms might be like. The area is one of the largest produces of spring bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, and irises.  During April you could usually find a couple fields of tulips …

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