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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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Delicate Purple And White Blooms Of Oxalis

Painted Jar Planters + Shamrocks

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). The symbol of Ireland is the three-leaf old white clover, Trifolium repens, which is common in North …

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Beautiful Cherry Blossom Branch

Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors

Forcing is the term used for bringing plants indoors to bloom. The term may be a tad too strong for cut branches, though. Forcing, in regards to bulbs, can mean months of chilling, then planting, then watering, then growing. Bulbs really need some strong urging to grow and bloom indoors. Flowering branches, however, require more of a gentle encouragement than a strong arm. …

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Miranda Tulips Yellow Orange

I’d Rather Have Flowers…

I love getting flowers. In months where the sky is grey and the ground is muddy or frozen, blooms bring some sunshine into the house. In days where the sun is shining long into the evening and the garden is a-buzz with bees, I fill up every vase in the vicinity with a handful of freshly cut stems. There really is …

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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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