Category Archives: Roses, Peonies, Tulips, etc

DAYLILIES…Planting, Dividing, and Maintenance

Daylilies are probably one of the most dependable and easiest to grow of all the Summer flowers. The Daylily is also called the Hemerocallis. It is called the daylily, because its flowers only bloom for one day. The nice thing … Continue reading

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Starting a Rose Bush and other plants from a Cutting (Slip)

For as long as I can remember, my Grandmother, Mother, and Aunts were always starting new plants from cuttings (slips). I think they called them slips because, they tore the piece of plant material from the donor plant, instead of … Continue reading

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My Peonies don’t / won’t bloom.

My Peonies don’t/won’t bloom is a lament uttered by many gardeners. There are three possible reasons why a peony won’t bloom…

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ROSES, Planting, Pruning and General Care.

I think the Roseis the most loved of all the garden flowers. In Spring, you see them for sale everywhere, from garden centers, to your local supermarket. They are also available through mail order catalog companies. Roses come packaged a … Continue reading

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TULIPS…Planting, Fertilizing, and Maintenance.

When I think about tulips, two holidays come to mind, Easter and Mother’s Day. Many people get a pot of tulips as an Easter plant. In my neck of the woods, tulips are synonymous with Mother’s Day. Albany, NY, being … Continue reading

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DAFFODILS…Planting, Fertilizing, and Maintenance.

It is almost time for the daffodils to bloom here at Whimsey Hill House. I always expect them to be blooming around the middle-end of April, when a late Easter is celebrated. Over a two-year period, in 1995 and 1996, … Continue reading

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Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs / tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc.

This posting might be a bit late, but it is NOT to late to plant Spring Flowering Bulbs. As a matter of fact, being a bit late in the season, you will probably get them on sale, as compared to … Continue reading

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