The Amaryllis Among Us

Q: I received a potted amaryllis with four large bulbs in it as Christmas gift. The last bulb is ready to bloom. I would appreciate information on what I should do when it is done blooming. Should I ...

Bulbs are the most economical plants

Bulbs present us with an economical way to have flowers in the garden year round. In general, bulbs bloom every year and even produce new bulbs for planting. But not all bulbs. Many of them will give...

Sorrel: Romantic Interlude

Around a corner it suddenly will surprise you. You didn’t plant it, though it seems to have found its way into every part of your garden. It must have been popular at one time, because you see ...

Curiosity in Eden and a Cyclamen Surprise

Curiosity is not necessarily a good thing. Take Adam and Eve, for example. Despite God’s warning, their curiosity about what would really happen to them if they took a bite from fruit growing on the ...

Refrigerate some bulbs before planting

Early this year, I was able to salvage some tulip bulbs from a gift plant. I saved the bulbs in the freezer and am wondering when and where to plant them. Any suggestions would be appreciated. GLORIA...

Bulbs light up the garden

There is a park in Holland, known as Keukenhof, that is open for only two months during the year, from the end of March until the end of May. Keukenhof opens its gates for only one reason: to display...

Plant Bulbs Now

WE ARE IN the midst of that most noteworthy horticultural ritual of the fall season: bulb planting. Plant bulbs as soon as possible. You may see flowers as soon as February.  Go to the nursery now be...

Bulbs are worth the wait

Planting bulbs is not for everyone, especially those in need of immediate gratification. You may have to wait six months to see flowers from the bulbs you plant in October. Some people don’t pl...