Flower Bulbs

Bulb of the Month: Summer Snowflake GRAVETYE GIANT

Bulb of the Month: Summer Snowflake GRAVETYE GIANT

If you were to cross a snowdrop with a daffodil, you'd probably come close to describing the utterly charming Fravetye Giant (Leucojum aestivum). Being in a genus of its own, Leucojum is a rather...

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Bulb of the Month: Pineapple Lilies (<i>Eucomis</i> spp.)

Bulb of the Month: Pineapple Lilies (Eucomis spp.)

Here’s another bulb that anyone can grow yet never fails to draw admiring comments and praise for your horticultural prowess. There are two varieties of Eucomis, which is native to South Africa....

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Paul’s Plant Picks: One of the many shining spring stars in the gardens, <i>Narcissi</i> ‘Rip Van Winkle’

Paul’s Plant Picks: One of the many shining spring stars in the gardens, Narcissi ‘Rip Van Winkle’

The recent warm temperatures and bright sunny days have resulted in an explosion of blooms throughout the gardens.  There are new surprises to delight with each passing day and in some instances...

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Top 10 spring plants

Top 10 spring plants

These spring flowering plants put on a stunning display in the gardens of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Perennials Eranthis hyemalis(Winter aconite) Zone 3 [caption id="attachment_3936"...

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Bulb of the Month: Nerine & Narcissus

Bulb of the Month: Nerine & Narcissus

This month, I’m featuring two different bulbs—singing the praises of one that has just finished its spectacular flowering, and offering a tip about another that is probably growing indoors in...

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Bulb of the Month: Foxtail Lilies

Bulb of the Month: Foxtail Lilies

Eremurus – the giants of spring These plants are extraordinary in every way. Commonly known as foxtail lilies, they're native to the high altitude plains in Asia, where each spring they produce...

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Bulb of the Month: Colchicum = Instant gratification

Bulb of the Month: Colchicum = Instant gratification

I've been involved with flower bulbs for much of my life and in all that time I've never understood why everyone doesn't grow Colchicum (a.k.a. autumn crocus, naked ladies or meadow saffron)....

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Tips for planting bulbs

Tips for planting bulbs

Choose a planting area with good drainage so the bulbs won’t rot. Plant larger bulbs (daffodils, tulips and hyacinths) 20 centimetres (eight inches) deep; smaller bulbs such as crocus should...

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