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Saving Money – Can You Dig It?

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Saving Money – Can You Dig It?
If you plant tender bulbs such as cannas, dahlias and elephant ears, you know replacing them annually can get expensive for those of us who live in zones where they don’t survive the winter.  Now is the time to put a reminder on your calendar to plan digging and storing your favorites for use next year.  Not only will you save money but you will be rewarded with larger, hardier plants.  Many tender bulbs multiply rapidly and can also be divided at this time and used or share...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: bulbs , dahlia , elephant ears , colocasia , glads , crocosmia , storing bulbs , canna , caladium | Comments (0) | View Count: (2231)

What Do I Do With My Amaryllis Now?

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What Do I Do With My Amaryllis Now?
My mom received an Amaryllis - Hippeastrum for the holidays. ‘What do I do with my Amaryllis now?’   Amaryllis is a popular holiday gift plant because the bulbs bloom large, showy flowers indoors and they are affordable. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.  Amaryllis is tropical and need those same conditions to bloom again.  Here are a few tips: Amaryllis should be placed in a spot that is around 60 degrees F, filtered light with moist but not soakin...
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Posted in: Winter | Tags: Amaryllis , bulbs | Comments (0) | View Count: (2152)

Fall Planting for Spring Blooms

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Fall Planting for Spring Blooms
Can you believe it is time to plant bulbs for spring flowers? It is exciting seeing that first flower in spring but it takes time to get there. Spring blooming bulbs start growing almost immediately after they are planted. They send down roots in the fall and continue growing throughout the winter. It is so important to get them off to a good start. Choose a spot that will get plenty of sunshine in the spring. Add organic matter and some bulb food or bone meal, at planting time. Make sure you ke...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: fall planting , bulb , spring bulbs | Comments (0) | View Count: (2284)
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