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Excavated Jonquil Bulb Care

Question: “A number of years ago I dug up two batches of Jonquil’s that I had seen blooming every year by a pond close to my house. I stuck them in the ground at the back fence. They have multiplied and every year they bloom early and have the largest, yellow blooms that stay for

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Digging Byzantine Gladiolus Before Foliage Turns

Question: “Can Byzantine glads be dug before the foliage turns yellow?” Thanks for writing in. While it’s best to wait until foliage is a yellow-brown to dig Byzantine glads, you can still dig them while the remaining foliage is green. It shouldn’t hurt the plant too much as long as you get the glads back […]

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When Will My Crinum Lily Bloom?

When Will My Crinum Lily Bloom?

Customer Question: “I ordered two crinum lily bulbs yesterday on the computer. My question is are the bulbs large enough to bloom the first year?? – Barbara” Answer: “Hello, Barbara. Thanks for writing in. The crinum lily bulbs you ordered are “blooming size.” This means that they are full, mature bulbs that will produce blooms […]

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Red Spider Lily Performance in Zone 6

Customer Question: “Is it okay to plant these in Silver Spring (suburb of Washington DC. Zone 6. Some places i read that this bulb is good for zones 7-10 others 6-10. What is the risk of them freezing out? – Scott” Answer: “Hello, Scott. Thanks for your red spider lily order and for writing in. […]

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Transplanting Hardy Amaryllis Bulbs

Question: “The Hardy Amaryllis I ordered are blooming now. The red blooms are spectacular, and just as I had hoped….This is my first time with Amaryllis, how long should I wait after the blooms fade before relocating them? I’m not sure if the foliage will die back in my zone or not. – Angela” Answer: […]

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Bulbs for Shade and Bulbs for Little Water

Questions: “I have two situations: 1. My front flower bed receives NO direct sun except in the early morning and late afternoon, and that is limited by angle of the sun. Are there any bulbs that would thrive in this shady condition? I currently have some coneflowers that return each spring and flower until fall. […]

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