The Gardener's Apprentice

April 10, 2017
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Return Engagement

There is nothing like a tulip, hyacinth or daffodil in its first spring.  All the energy that growers in the Netherlands or elsewhere have pumped into the bulbs is distilled into glorious floral display.  Tulips stand strong and proud, with … Continue reading

September 6, 2016
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Saint Heirloom

  Every year at this time I take great joy in paging through the paper bulb catalogs and perusing the websites so that I can overspend on spring bulbs in the most discerning and intelligent way.  One of my longtime … Continue reading

October 28, 2013
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Last Minute Bulbs

Now that I am fully into the preparation—as opposed to mourning—role for fall, it is time to pick up bulb bargains for last minute installation and forcing.  Most bulb merchandisers, large and small, are eager to get rid of surplus … Continue reading

September 17, 2012
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Bulb Buying

It is time now to get down to the serious business of buying bulbs.  Summer is ebbing away, the Monarch butterflies are massing for their epic flight to warmer climes, and the stores have already had their Halloween displays out … Continue reading