150 Tips: Growing Summer Bulbs

When is the best time to plant summer bulbs? While some horticulturists say you can plant them in September, most gardeners plant them in early spring. Plant bulbs as soon as the ground can be worked. Given how delicate bulb flowers look, you may think they need a lot of babying. Nope. Summer bulbs, such…

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Great Plants for Northern Gardens: Day 8 — Martagon Lilies

Why don’t more northern gardeners plant martagon lilies? They are the first lily to bloom each year; they are rock-solid hardy in our area because they are natives of wide swathes of Europe–from Portugal to Siberia. They are the perfect complement to hostas and other shade-loving plants. But…and this is a big but, martagons are…

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