In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Fall is the time to plant the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths that bloom in the spring.
- One of the few drawbacks of daffodils and tulips is the foliage after the flowers have gone over.
- Irises, roses and tulips are examples of plants that will thrive in a dry garden.
- Remember that some bulbs such as tulips and hyacinths do not always come back strongly in subsequent years.
- Plant tulips first, then add enough soil to achieve the proper depth for the grape hyacinths.
- These are the places to plant colorful tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs now.
- Volunteers are urgently needed to help plant daffodils and tulips bulbs.
- Water the garden after planting to help the tulips establish root growth.
- The first tulips in Holland were planted at the University of Leiden in autumn of 1593.
- Plant it in combination with late flowering tulips, which will pierce the dense foliage to form an impressive contrast.
- Daffodils and tulips have given way to rains of wallflowers and clouds of forget-me-nots.
- Dead-head daffodils and tulips as they fade, to prevent the plants from putting energy into seed production.
- Later blooming hyacinths and tulips can be planted anytime before the ground freezes.
- In borders where tulips have been planted for several years, fungi could be present.
- It is the season to plant flowering bulbs such as tulips, narcissi, crocuses and hyacinths.
- The tulip is followed in popularity by the daffodil and other narcissi, the gladiolus, the lily and the crocus.
- Bulbs can still be planted including tulips, late-flowering daffodils and alliums.
- As the tulips and narcissi bloom in spring, it is time to plan the summer garden.
- If you have a bright space for growing on, then add daffodils and tulips to the mix.
- And, perhaps more importantly, for so beautiful a flower, the tulip remains the easiest flower to grow.
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