Spring is the most idealistic time of the year, when gardeners' dreams of daffodils popping and tulips following behind them turn into realities. It's also the dirtiest month, the muddy brown stretch between winter and spring, when warm days tease and cold snaps terrify. Melting snow can be brutally honest, and rarely does it unveil perfectly black, rich garden beds ready to be sown into.
Our desire to do our part for the environment is climbing to join our desire for beautiful and healthy gardens. Some people tell us that they want to “switch” from synthetic fertilizers to organic. It is possible to make your fertilizers both environmentally friendly and effective.
Our favorite recommendation for that shady corner is a Begonia. Specialists in rich and dynamic color, begonias are beautiful, bold, and sturdy plants. You’ll rarely find another genus that has so much variety in shape, texture, color, and style. Learn about planting begonia bulbs, and how to care for these statement-making flowers.