Category Archives: Bulbs

Caladiums

mass planting of caladium bulbs

There are many more choices for color in the shade garden than most gardens are aware of, including beautiful annuals such as New Guinea impatiens, begonia, caladium, cyclamen, fuchsia, lobelia, perilla and torenia. By Barbara Perry Lawton (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener April 2017 issue) There are many more choices for color in the shade garden

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Perennial Tulips

Tulipa 'Golden Apeldoorn', photo courtesy Brent and Becky's Bulbs

If you take some time to study tulips, you will find there are certain ones that are reliably perennial. By Barbara Perry Lawton Photos Courtesy Brent and Becky’s Bulbs [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener October 2009 issue] The trouble with tulips is that they often act more like annuals and do not reliably come back every

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Spring-Blooming Bulbs in the Perennial Border

By Steffie Littlefield [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener October 2009 issue] Combine spring blooming bulbs with garden perennials for a spectacular start to the gardening season. Think outside the boring line of tulips planted in front of your boxwoods or yews. Make your traditional perennial beds and borders awake next spring with the color of spring

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Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Tulips

Fall, that time of year when we are thinking about putting the garden to bed for winter months, is also the season when we should plant the promises of next spring. By Barbara Perry Lawton [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener November 2007 issue] Fall, that time of year when we are thinking about putting the garden

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“Midwest Mix” Daffodil Collection Available from Brightside St. Louis

With 100 temps still pounding down on us, it’s cooling to think about a colorful early spring, and even before that, the crisp days of fall when you’ll want to get out and plant those spring-flowering bulbs for next year. To get you in the mood, be sure to check out the new “Midwest Mix” of daffodils available to order

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Those Amazing Elephant Ears

(This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener April 2006 issue.) Text and photos by Chris Kelley Close your eyes and make a wish. A wish for beautiful foliage, superb architecture, and  WOW appeal.  If your wish comes true, you’ll be growing elephant ears, those denizens of steamy tropical and subtropical climates named Alocasia, Colocasia and Xanthosoma. We’re talking

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Summer Bulbs for Beautiful Gardens All Season

By Steffie Littlefield (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener March 2007 issue.) This March or April, while you are admiring the color and excitement from your spring blooming bulbs, plan for more flowers and color all summer from lily, dahlia, cannas and gladioli bulbs.  Nothing beats the opulent tropical look of the easiest bulb to grow, elephant

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