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Fall Bulbs Guide

Beyond Tulips: Extraordinary Fall Bulbs You Need to Grow!

Tulips are wonderful plants. Frilly parrot tulips, deep-dark-almost-black purple tulips, cheery giant tulips and more can be found in my garden beds. But tulips aren’t the only fall bulbs I plant. I get just as much enjoyment out of some of these outstanding spring bloomers, and now is the time to get them in the ground! I wrote my list of …

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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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The Complete Checklist For Garden Tasks In Fall Apple Basket

The Complete Fall Garden Checklist

Now the temperature is getting a cooler and the sunlight hours are shorter, it’s time to start your fall garden preparation. This fall garden checklist is a handy guide to help you wrap up your garden for winter. Some people like to clean everything up in the fall so that the garden looks neat and tidy as it goes into …

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Xeriscaping Garden Design

Xeriscaping Principles: Gardening for Water Conservation

With extreme drought gripping most of western North America, it’s a good time to look at ways to conserve water in your garden. Even if your area is not currently experiencing drought, employing the principles of xeriscaping will benefit your garden and save you time and money. Xeriscaping means using methods to conserve water through creative landscaping. There are 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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