When Do Bulbs Bloom in Minnesota?

Many gardeners want a long season of bulb blooming. The best way to get that is to plant the so-called minor bulbs, in addition to tulips and daffodils. This is the order in which they would bloom in a “typical” Minnesota spring. (We know, there is no such thing.) Snow crocus Eranthus Galanthus species iris…

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How to Grow Really Big Amaryllis

Many northern gardeners enjoy the blooms of amaryllis in winter, and some save the plants’ bulbs from year-to-year by letting them go dormant and storing them before bringing them out to force into bloom for another season. But, after Executive Director Rick Juliusson wrote about an amaryllis he had blooming in a recent enewsletter, a…

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Garden Solutions: Perennial Tulips

Perennial Tulips Most tulips frustrate me. Planting them is a lot of work and the task produces absolutely no instant gratification. You dig a hole, place the bulbs and bury them, with no results for several months. If you manage to protect them from the squirrels for the rest of the fall and from the…

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