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  • February Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Don’t Forget your Sweetheart. Roses are always a favorite and Pike Nurseries has the best selection of rose bushes. Blooming azaleas, hydrangeas and tulips are also beautiful. Plant Daphne. Winter daphne (daphne odora) is in bloom. Plant by entrances and walkways and enjoy its sweet scent. Prune Now, Enjoy this [...] Read Full Article
  • Amaryllis for Christmas Time

    Full Sun Project November is the time to plant amaryllis bulbs for blooms during the Christmas season. Amaryllis have multiple huge, trumpet-like flowers in red, pink or white on thick stems. Their dark strappy foliage is a nice accent without making the plant too wide. Plant amaryllis bulbs indoors and be delighted [...] Read Full Article
  • Fall bulbs for your Spring blooms

    Fall is the time to plant spring blooming bulbs in the landscape and in container gardens.   Where to Plant Bulbs Most bulbs thrive in either full or partial sun Plant in an area that has good drainage Avoid planting at the base of hills or under drainpipes where water collects and will rot the [...] Read Full Article
  • Bulb Planting Guide

    Pop bulbs into container gardens or annual beds for an unexpected show of flowers the following season. Bulbs are easy to plant and require little to no care. The only trick is remembering to plant them a season in advance. Plant spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, iris and tulips in [...] Read Full Article
  • Dig, Drop, Done

    You've probably noticed spring flowering bulbs like daffodils and crocus have started blooming. Bulbs are planted a season before they bloom. To have spring blooming bulbs plant them in the fall. And, now is the perfect time to plant your summer blooming bulbs like Dahlias, Gladiolus, Lilies and Caladiums. With [...] Read Full Article
  • Plant Summer Bulbs in Early Spring

    If you're sick of the winter chill, maybe this will warm you up: it's already time to start planting your summer flowers! February is the time to plant summer bulbs.  Use the reminder that you see Spring Bulbs blooming that is time to plant you Summer bulbs Read Full Article
  • How to Force Paperwhite & Amaryllis Bulbs for Christmas Blooms

    Paperwhites and amaryllises are classic holiday flowers that display the spirit of the season. If growing paperwhites and amaryllises from a bulb they take 4-6 weeks to bloom; if you forgot to plant the bulbs blooming paperwhites and amaryllis plants are available. Both Christmas flowers make excellent centerpieces since the [...] Read Full Article
  • Forcing Paperwhites and Amaryllis Indoors

    With just six weeks until Christmas, it's time to plant Paperwhites and Amaryllis so they'll be blooming during the holidays. It generally takes 4 - 6 weeks for them to bloom once planted.   Forcing bulbs to bloom indoors is a fun and easy project. Just follow these steps: Choose a shallow container [...] Read Full Article
  • October in the Garden

      October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came; The ashes, oaks, and maples, And those of every name. –Author unknown   Happy October! This month the trees will show us their true colors in brilliant shades of gold, copper and red.  We will celebrate Columbus Day and Halloween, watch baseball playoffs, and football games.  And [...] Read Full Article
  • Bearded Iris

    Cultural Information Irises are one of the most rewarding and easy-to-grow bulbs, performing best in full sun. Soil should be well drained. Plant bearded iris bulbs in the fall for spring blooms. Blooms first appear in April and, depending on the varieties, irises continue to bloom into summer. Today there are many [...] Read Full Article