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Here come the bulbs—and a GIVEAWAY by Elizabeth Licata

I did it again. Slightly over 1,000 bulbs have either arrived or are on their way to my smallish urban property. By far the majority of them are tulips that will mostly be planted in big pots, but there are also 50 tazetta, 200 hyacinths, and various narcissus, erythronium, and lilies. I laid off on […]
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Tazetta time by Elizabeth Licata

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If all goes as planned, this room (above) will soon be filled with these (below, sorry for the fuzzy pic). Erlicheer is my tazetta of choice—each stem produces a small bouquet of mildly scented white flowers. As I’ve posted before, ...

Tulip Bulbs – Frozen in Pots

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Q: I have tulip bulbs in big pots on my deck and patio. Do you think the bulbs, if frozen, will bloom in the spring? A: Tulips come through the winter unscathed in Minnesota, where the ground freezes solid in winter. If your bulb po...

The tulip graveyard by Elizabeth Licata

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It’s nice, as graveyards go. Colorful bulbs—species tulips, grape hyacinth, narcissus, erythronium—flourish in it throughout the later spring, followed by lush plantings of shade perennials—Solomon’s seal, ghost fern, bugbane (actea...

Worth it by Elizabeth Licata

Hobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

Every year I try to plant a few T. acuminata (these from Brent and Beckys) in the front yard. They’re expensive as tulips go—about 4-5 bucks a bulb—and are considered heirloom. Most of the bulb experts seem to think they are an olde...

Tulips in pots—works for me! by Elizabeth Licata

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For the past 8 years or so, I have been filling up pots with tulips at the same time I do my October in-ground bulb plantings. Species tulips and other small bulbs like erythronium go in the ground, and the big hybrid tulips go into...

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