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Growing tulips from bulbs

When Should You Plant Tulips?

How to plant tulips for success

Tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall or early winter, depending on your USDA hardiness zone. Whether they are early, mid-season, or late tulips, you can expect them to bloom anywhere from four to five weeks after their first shoots appear aboveground until your peonies do the same.

Tulips should be planted in the middle to late fall in most regions.
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delphinium flower seeds

Delphinium Seeds: How to Harvest

Gathering Delphinium Flower Seeds

Who doesn’t love Delphinium, right? These wispy tall growers are a cottage garden essential, and once you plant them, their seed pods create opportunistic growth year after year. But what if you want to collect the delphinium seeds? The plant provides easily harvested seed pods and more than you could plant in any one season. Here is a quick guide to finding the seed pods and storing them.

  1. Look down
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Planting and growing lavender

Planting Lavender

How to Grow Lavender: The Guide

Here on Celtic Farm we grow a large field of beautiful lavender, and the harvest has become one of our favorite events each year. We have learned quite a bit from our experience, and have outline a Guide for Planting and Growing Lavender below.

Lavandin (Lavandula)
Lavender is an excellent and hardy perennial flower that attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators to your garden. This Mediterranean native is now … Read the rest

how to propagate dahlias

Propagating Dahlias: Video Guide

Splitting Dahlia Tubers

Splitting Dahlia tubers is a simple and easy method of multiplying your plants and keeping true to the parent variety. You can divide your dahlias in fall or spring (I prefer spring), and if you have the space, you can make it even easy by pre-sprouting them.

Here is what you will need:

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