Brent & Becky's Blog — fall bulbs

Why Spring-Flowering Bulbs are Planted in Fall

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Just like Goldilocks trying out the bears’ porridge, bulbs have a preference for soil temperature—not too hot, not too cold, but just right! Here’s why spring-flowering bulbs are planted in fall.

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Fall Catalogue 2020 Preview

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Check out the spring beauty that our fall bulbs have in store. Here's a sneak preview of our fall-planted catalogue! 

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Fall in the Garden: What's Blooming & What to Plant

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by: Brent Heath, Co-Owner Brent and Becky’s Fall is one of my favorite times of year to play in the garden—there’s just so much to do! This week, I just seeded in my radishes, kale, broccoli, collards, and beets, and I’m looking forward to my fresh supply of vegetables all winter long. Of course, I’m also keeping busy with my flowers and foliage, too, because garden beauty isn’t just for spring and summer. Here’s what blooming right now and what to plant in the fall! Dahlias Dahlias are a beloved favorite not just for us, but also for pollinators. They are...

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How Deep to Plant Bulbs for Beautiful Blooms

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  When fall comes around, and spring-flowering bulbs are ready to make their way into the ground, hands down one of the most commonly asked questions for new bulb gardeners is “how deep do I plant?” And with a quick Google search yielding a whopping 30 million answers in seconds, we can’t blame them for being a little confused. Thankfully, though, the answer isn’t nearly as complicated as it may seem.    How Deep to Plant Bulbs When planting bulbs, the trick is to plant them not so deeply that it takes them too long to appear in spring, but...

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3 Unique Bulbs for Fall Planting

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3 Unique Bulbs for Fall Planting   Fall is the time to start planning ahead for spring by getting those spring-flowering bulbs into the ground before the frost hits. And while there are certain “go-to” bulbs we return to each year—tulips, daffodils, alliums—there are many other, unique fall-planted bulbs that are less heard of, but just as stunning. Here are a few of our favorites:     Triteleia With it’s wonderful, upward-facing, bell-shaped flowers, Triteleia is a real treat for the late spring garden. As one of the few American native plants, it needs very little care to grow in...

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