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How to Grow: Tulips

Learn about tulips, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Tulips Tulipa spp and hybrids   Other Name NA   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Spring to early summer in a wide range of flower shapes and almost every color of the rainbow   Mature Height x Spread 4 to 24 inches x 6 to 8 inches   Added Benefits attracts beneficials   Tulips are the standard bearer for spring flowering bulbs. They are a vast group with a variety of plant sizes, flower...

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How to Grow: Dahlias

Learn about dahlias, including how to plant and grow them. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Dahlias Dahlia hybrids   Other Name garden dahlia   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color late summer into fall in colors such as pink, salmon, white, cream, red, and bi-colors   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 5 feet x 1 to 3 feet   Added Benefits attract beneficials, attracts hummingbirds, deer resistant   If you're looking for a big showy flower to cap off the end of the growing season and...

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How to Grow: Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs

Learn the best ways to plant and care for tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring flowering bulbs in fall for a beautiful flower garden in spring. This video includes information on planting, fertilizing and layering the bulbs. For more garden videos, check out the National Gardening Association Transcript Hi I'm Charlie Nardozzi of the National Gardening Association. It may look like fall all around me, but I'm thinking about spring. Today I'd like to talk to you about how to plant spring flowering bulbs. There are a number of bulbs...

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How to Grow: Gladiolus

Learn about the best ways to grow great glads in your garden. Listen to podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Gladiolus Gladiolus hybrids   Other Name sword lily   Sun Requirements full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Summer in a wide range of colors such as white, yellow, pink, red, purple, and bi-color   Mature Height x Spread 3 to 4 feet x 12 inches   Added Benefits deer resistant   There is no flower more stunning in an arrangement than gladiolus. They are popular curt flowers for all occasions, from weddings to...

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How To Grow: Amaryllis

Learn how to force amaryllis bulbs indoors for winter blooms. Listen to podcast: This flower is named after a shepherdess who had unrequited love for a gardener. Each day she would walk to his door to impress him by piercing her own heart with a golden arrow. The blood that would drop to the ground would turn into scarlet flowers that would line his path. I don't know if that shepherdess ever got her gardener, but I do know her name was amaryllis. This South American tropical bulb is easy to grow and rewarding with its large, 10 inch...

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How to Grow: Daffodils

Learn how to plant and grow daffodils in your yard and garden. Listen to Podcast podcast transcript How to Grow: Daffodils Narcissus spp and hybrids   Other Name jonquil   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Spring in colors such as yellow, white, gold and bi-colors   Mature Height x Spread 4 to 24 inches x 3 to 6 inches   Added Benefits deer resistant If you're looking for an easy to grow, spring flowering bulb that returns faithfully each year, slowly spreading over time and doesn't have problems...

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How To Grow: Fall Flowering Bulbs

Learn how to plant and grow autumn crocus and other all flowering bulbs. Listen to Podcast: When I say flowering bulbs, most people think of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring bloomers. But if you look closely around some yards in fall you'll notice a whole other group of bulbs flowering now. These are the autumn flowering bulbs and I think they deserve more attention. Colchicum and autumn crocus bulbs are planted now to bloom in fall. They provide a splash of color to perennial gardens often with only asters, sedum and...

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How to Grow: Canna Lilies

Learn how to select, plant and grow canna lilies. Listen to Podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Canna Lilies Canna generalis   Other Name indian shot   Sun Requirements full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color mid to late summer in colors such as pink, salmon. red, and orange   Mature Height x Spread 3 to 6 feet x 1 to 3 feet   Added Benefits attracts beneficials, deer resistant   Canna lily is a tropical bulb that grows quickly during our warm summer to produce tall stately plants with banana-sized and shaped leaves. From...

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How to Grow: Forcing Bulbs Indoors

Learn how to select and force spring flowering bulbs indoors in winter. Listen to Podcast Forcing bulbs into bloom indoors just doesn't sound humane or natural, but we love to do it. There's nothing like a fragrant hyacinth, colorful tulip or cheery daffodil blooming on our kitchen table, while it continues to snow outside. But while Santa may grace your holiday stocking with some bulbs for forcing, you have to do it right to get the results you want. Flowering bulbs are dug from fields in late summer and sold in fall. They all need a cold...

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How to Grow: Alliums

Allium spp and cultivars   Other Name flowering onion   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Spring to early summer in colors of white, pink, yellow, and purple   Mature Height x Spread 6 to 36 inches x 10 to 12 inches   Added Benefits Attract beneficials, drought tolerant, deer resistant     Alliums are a broad group of plants in the onion family. While we're all familiar with good common food crops, such as onions, leeks, and garlic, there are many alliums that are grown just for their...