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Why wait for spring? Watch these bulbs bloom now

For decades, in-the-know gardeners have been holding onto a secret. Not out of malice or any sense of elitism, but because we honestly didn't realize how few people are aware that some flower bulbs bloom in autumn. Although they're available in specialty bulb catalogues and on some garden centre …

Top 20 tips for planting bulbs

1 Prepare well<p>Remove weeds and incorporate lots of compost or other organic matter when planting bulbs. On heavy soils, dig in horticultural grit. Bulbs grown in pots need good drainage so put plenty of crocks in the bottom and use a well-drained compost. For my pots I use two parts John Innes No 2 …

Bulb Lists

<b>2018 Bulb Lists</b><p>Shipping is from Sept 1st to Sept 20th<p>Then from October 22nd to December 15th<p>Welcome to Fraser's Thimble Farms Fall bulb list. We …

nectaroscordum: the curious bulb that ties a bed together

CALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE, but plant it. Whether labeled as <i>Nectaroscordum siculum</i> or <i>Allium siculum</i>, it’s a wonderful oddball of a flowering bulb that …

Plant Fall Bulbs for Spring Color

A beautiful, thriving spring garden starts by planting bulbs in the fall.<p><b>Bulbs are inexpensive, easy to grow, and are some of the first bursts of spring color</b> in your garden—always a welcome sight after months of winter grayness. To ensure your garden's glorious bloom in the springtime, get started …

Bulbs That Bloom in the Fall

A gardener’s secret weapon, bulbs that bloom in the fall are an overlooked way to welcome post-summer color, as the rest of your yard is fading. Now’s the time to plant them<p>By<p>Bart Ziegler<p>Bart Ziegler<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p><b>EVERY YEAR,</b> they catch me off guard. After the nights have turned …