Category Archives: Bulbs for the Garden

Tulips in Pots or in Gardens

The tulip season is coming to a premature end in the Netherlands with temperatures hitting 28 degrees (82F) this weekend. Tulipa sprengeri is coming into flower weeks earlier than normal, but every cloud has a silver lining as this early … Continue reading

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Blue Tulips

My recent post on red tulips was intended to make a serious design point about using tulips as complementary plants in perennial meadow planting schemes; what follows is more of a celebration of what this incredible flower has to offer. … Continue reading

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Red Tulips, Green Garden

Red tulip flowers have dramatic impact in spring when surrounded by their complementary colour green and tulips in whatever colour have to be the ultimate complementary plants to add to a perennial meadow and awaken your gardener’s spirits in early, … Continue reading

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February Gold Narcissus still not flowering – its March!

Are you sometimes mislead by the names of plants? Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ grows taller than Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ and Miscanthus sinensis ‘Kleine Silberspinne’ (Small Silver Spider) will grow into a very bulky grass in just a few years even … Continue reading

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