"The Bulbs of Spring, Summer, & Fall"

Pernell Gerver's lecture and presentation entitled "The Bulbs of Spring, Summer, & Fall" highlights the many bulbs, both common and uncommon, used for colorful displays in beds and borders. The program follows the seasons from early spring, through summer and into autumn. Highlights from spring include the early minor bulbs that often bloom while snow still blankets the ground, as well as the familiar daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips that herald the arrival of spring. Summer focuses on the many flowering and non-flowering bulbs that follow on the heels of the spring-blooming bulbs and fall features autumn crocus and colchicum. Tips on planting spring-blooming bulbs are provided. Naturalizing bulbs and the best bulbs for naturalizing are also featured. Each bulb is illustrated and described in detail. Cultural instructions and proper growing conditions are discussed such as sun or shade, moist or dry, and where to grow each bulb for the most success. Bulbs offer some of the earliest bloom in the garden as well as some of the latest. By choosing a combination of spring, summer, and fall bulbs, the program shows you how to have color from bulbs all season long. Included is a question & answer session after the program as well as a plant sale of rare, hard-to-find, and useful plants and gardening products.


Click on a title below to read the program description or select from one of the links at the left.

"My Award-Winning Garden" ||"The Best Perennials through the Four Seasons" ||
 "Annuals for Instant and Constant Color" || "The Bulbs of Spring, Summer, and Fall" || "How to Grow Beautiful Roses" || "Vegetable Gardening How-to" ||
"Organic Gardening Fundamentals" || "Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden" || "The Many Uses of Herbs" ||"Trees & Shrubs for Home Landscapes" ||
"Designing a Landscape for Winter Interest" ||"Easy-Care Lawns and Groundcovers" || "Rock and Alpine Gardening" || "Introduction to Water Gardening" ||
"Wildflower Gardening" || "Gardening in Containers" ||
"Gardening under Glass in a Home Greenhouse" ||
"Success with House Plants & Indoor Gardening" ||
Gardens to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies" ||  "Crafts from the Garden" ||
"A Gardener's Christmas: Decorating with Natural Materials" ||
"A Season's Beginnings: Indoor Seed Starting Made Easy" ||
"Putting the Garden to Bed" ||
"Using Native Plants in the Home Landscape" || "Made in the Shade" ||
"Pruning Simplified: What, When, & How" ||
"Old-Fashioned Flowers for Modern Gardens" ||
"Exotic Tropicals for Beds and Borders" || "Rediscovering Cottage Gardens" ||
"Ornamental Grasses for Year 'Round Beauty" || "The Art of Preserving Flowers" || "Wreaths for All Seasons" ||
"How to Make a Meadow Wildflower Garden"


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