Winter Care for Bulbs
The hard work is done: You’ve planted dozens of hardy spring-flowering daffodils, tulips, crocus and other gems all over the yard. Great! The cold, snowy months ahead will give you plenty of “indoor time” to dream about these new additions to your garden. But what about those planted bulbs? Do they have any special needs before the snow flies? Learn more about what you can do to successfully overwinter your sleeping beauties – like mulching _after_ the soil freezes and keeping animal pests away from them. Then sit back and wait for the spring show!
Have a Hellebore Good Winter
Just when you thought that flowers were limited to spring, summer and fall, you stumble upon this lovely group of winter bloomers – hellebores! These amazing little woodland plants bloom in the middle of winter, apparently unaffected by the cold. They wait until all the leaves are off the trees to take advantage of winter’s short, sunny days. Though hard freezes might do a little damage to new leaves or tender petals, these beauties still form the basis of the winter flower garden. Consider suppressing the winter doldrums with these lovely perennials.