Category: Bulbs

Transplanting Tulip Bulbs

When I began my outdoor garden I didn’t start it with a garden plan. I just started planting things where I had space and over the years things have gotten worse as I kept adding plants without fixing my original planting mistakes. This year, I’ve resolved to fix a number of those early mistakes, starting... Read more »

Blooming In My Garden 7/09/09

Lately, I’ve been meeting a number of gardeners and when I mention that I maintain a couple of garden blogs they’ve ask: “Do you have a garden or just blog about it?” So, I present to you a few photographs of what is blooming in garden as proof that I actually have a garden. The... Read more »

Blooming In My Garden 5/27/09

Here are a couple of pictures of what is blooming in my garden right now. Tulip ‘Queen of Night’ (above) is going quietly into the night. I’m sad to see her go because I love to photograph these tulips in the garden and because they get a lot of attention. The ‘Black Parrot’ tulips look... Read more »
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Care of Tulips After Blooming

After the tulips in your garden have finished blooming the petals begin to wither and one by one start to fall off. At this point the scapes (flower stalks) start to look a little messy and you may get the urge to take a pair of garden sheers and cut down all of your tulips... Read more »

Crocus: A Profile of a Garden Bulb.

By the time you read this one of my favorite garden bulbs to plant in my garden will likely be done blooming throughout Chicago. The crocus isn’t as popular as the tulip or daffodils in urban gardens in the city. While the flowers are colorful and can make the careful plant observer stop for a... Read more »