Category Archives: Bulbs

Force Spring Bulbs for Winter Beauty

We’ve passed the point where gardeners can plant bulbs outside for spring bloom, but it’s not too late to pot up bulbs for forcing into bloom in the winter. It’s…

How to Dig and Divide Dahlia Tubers

Dahlias are native to Mexico, but these stunning tropical plants shine in the northern garden, too. A member of the aster family, dahlias look a bit like zinnias, chrysanthemums and…

Plant Profile: Gladiolus

Gladiolus is one of those old-fashioned flowers that is enjoying a renaissance. Maybe it’s because florists love them for bouquets, or because more gardeners are growing cutting gardens, but gladioli…

November/December Northern Gardener Available

The November/December issue of Northern Gardener is on the news stands and in mail boxes, and it’s a really fun issue, full of ideas and advice for enjoying winter gardening…

Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Bloom

Late September and early October are the perfect time to plant bulbs for spring bloom, and while the weather will be cooler this week, it’s still pleasant enough for bulb…

Plant Profile: Martagon Lilies

Martagon season has arrived. Every year about this time — mid June to the later part of the month, the Martagon lilies bloom in all their upside down splendor. At…

What’s Blooming in Your Garden Now?

We’ve had some beautiful weekends for gardening so far this May, and with the middle of the month here, more and more of the spring blooms are showing. Bulbs, flowering…

North Star Lily Society

“People are drawn to lilies because they are tough, hardy, relatively disease- and pest-free, and they multiply,” says Barbara Ronningen, North Star Lily Society (NSLS) member and convention chair. “They…