Posts Tagged ‘bulbs’

UGA Downloadable Plant List Publications

Finding the right plant for the right place can really be a chore! Fortunately, there are several excellent references that will help you find what you need. Try these University of Georgia publications first: Landscape Plants for Georgia a great...

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Bulbs from My Bubber

I believe I received my penchant for gardening from my grandmother on my father’s side: Rachel Belle Powell Reeves. She was “Bubber” to me, a name which was the product of a toddler’s tongue’s inability to pronounce “Grandmother”. While outdoors,...

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Daffodil bulbs – Determining quality

Q: This spring I reworked a weed-choked flower bed. It had a couple hundred daffodil bulbs in it. I dug the bulbs up and laid them on a mesh trailer and forgot about them. They have been laying on this...

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Bulbs – Planted Upside-down

Q: Back in November I planted 300 spring bulbs in my garden. Now I am concerned that I planted them upside-down. Will they grow correctly or must I dig them up and replant them? A: You can lay to rest...

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Iris – Winter Care

Q: I planted bearded iris roots in early November and now they have shoots about six inches tall. Will these survive the winter? Should I trim or replant? A: This is a common question each winter. Fall-planted bulbs (daffodil, tulip,...

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Bulbs – Relocating

Q: I am going to be moving to a new home in February. Is it possible to dig up daffodil and tulip bulbs now and relocate them to my new location? A: It’s a piece of cake to move them....

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Spring Bulbs – When to Plant

Q: I once heard you say that even though spring bulbs were on store shelves you weren’t too excited about gardeners buying and planting them. Is it to late or to early for spring bulb planting? A: Although summer-flowering bulbs...

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Garlic – Growing

Q: I was wondering if you could give me some advice on growing garlic. What kind of soil do I need? A: Felder Rushing, author of the newly released “Tough Plants for Tough Places” is an eighth generation Southern garlic...

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Spider Lily – Where to Get

Q: I have been looking to buy spider lily bulbs for about a year now. Can you tell me where I might find them and at what time of year do you plant them? A: Red spider lilies (Lycoris radiata)...

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Wet Soil- Recommended Plants and Ground Cover

Q: We have a water detention facility running through our backyard. A lot of our yard is unusable due to soggy soil. Can you suggest a ground cover that we could use to soak up water enough to walk and...

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Squirrel – Digging in Pot

Q: I missed your talk about dealing with squirrels on the radio a week ago. I have a wooded backyard and want to plant some hellebores (Lenten rose) that I have in pots. Every time I put out something the...

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Plum – Early Blooms

Q: For the past few years, my plum tree has started to show its blooms in the middle of January. Prior to the snow this January it began to do the same thing. I know that it has a lot...

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Tiger Lily- propagation

Q: Is it possible to harvest the little bulbs on the stalk of a tiger lily and start new plants? I didn’t know what they were at first because I guess I had never grown a true tiger lily. A:...

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Daffodils – Protect in Winter

Q: Because of the abnormal warm weather in winter, my daffodils have starting peeking their little heads up. Is there anything I can do to protect them?   A: Many are the anguished cries when gardeners notice that bulb foliage...

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Onion – Not the Same as Shallot

Q: Could you please tell me if shallots and green onions are the same thing. Is it only a difference in regional names? A: According to author and garden raconteur Felder Rushing, “Shallots (Allium cepa var. aggregatum) are related to...

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Tulip – Reblooming

Q: I am a novice gardener and am quite pleased with the tulips I planted last fall, which bloomed beautifully three weeks ago. However, your April Garden Calendar advised digging up and discarding the bulbs after blooming. Do tulips not...

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Squirrel – Disturbing Plants

Q: I missed your talk about dealing with squirrels on the radio a week ago. I have a wooded backyard and want to plant some hellebores (Lenten rose) that I have in pots. Every time I put out something the...

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Amaryllis – Outdoor Care

Q: For the second year in a row, our amaryllis bulbs did not come up until late spring and did not bloom. What are we doing wrong? We plant in very early spring. We take them up each year and...

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