White Flower Farm Says It’s Time To Plant Classic Garden Bulbs
It seems like a leap of faith — planting dormant bulbs for a display that won’t be seen for 4 or 5 months. But to enjoy early blooms from daffodils, crocuses, tulips and other colorful bulbs, gardeners know it’s important to get them in the ground well before the soil freezes hard. And of course it’s worth it – many bulbs increase their display each year and will faithfully return to signal the end of winter.
Fall is the time to get gardens ready for a strong start next year. Bulbs and plants added now will settle in quickly and be ready to produce beautiful spring and summer blooms. White Flower Farm offers a wide selection of bulbs (daffodils, snowdrops, alliums, crocuses, lilies, tulips and dozens of others) and supplies all the information needed to grow them: soil preparation, site selection, planting depth, fertilizer, and how to force bulbs indoors.
White Flower Farm stands out from the rest of the pack because they visit the best growers in Holland and the U.S. to purchase their bulbs, and then trial them at their nursery in original combinations. The colorful photos in their catalog and on their web site show the results.
Do you like bouquets of tulips? They’ve selected 50, long-stemmed varieties in a range of forms and colors — perfect for cut flowers — for their Stretch Tulip Mix. Do you enjoy alliums — the distinctive and long-lasting globes that stand out in spring gardens? White Flower Farm offers many, including new ‘Silver Spring’, whose unusual, pale-green flowers with dark-rose centers seem like silvery, garnet-encrusted jewels. Are deer a problem? Plant daffodils. White Flower Farm’s premier mix is called The Works, Daffodils for Naturalizing and contains 30 different kinds of daffodils that will multiply with little care and create a legacy for generations to come.
For 58 years, the experts at White Flower Farm have grown thousands of bulbs in display gardens at their nursery, combining them with perennials, shrubs, and annuals for a long season of interest. Their pre-planned bulb gardens and collections take the guesswork out of design and ensure success, even for beginners. There’s no guessing because instructions for planting and care are included. White Flower Farm — We make your garden grow.Posted by Amy Stewart on September 18, 2008 at 5:31 am, in the category Taking Your Gardening Dollar.