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A Narcissus By Any Other Name …

Categories: Plants.

… is a daffodil  or a jonquil but the genus name is Narcissus. So it is N for narcissus for ABC Wednesday. These lovely spring blooming bulbs come in a variety of sizes and colours. Bulbs should be planted in the Fall before the frost sets in. Choose a sunny location with well drained soil.  These daffodils are Double Ice King, originally planted in 2009. After blooming, leave the foilage and just snip away the spent flower, which allows nutrients to return to the bulb for the following year.  These daffodils are Sempre Avanti, originally planted in 2004. These daffodils
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T is for Tulips

Categories: Plants.

Tulips are one of the first blooms of spring.  When the snow begins to vanish from the garden you can see the bulbs poking through the ground.   Tulips are perennial plants that grow from bulbs.  The bulbs are planted in the Fall and will grow and bloom the following spring.  Tulips are associated with the Netherlands but they originated in Turkey. When choosing tulip bulbs, look for plump ones, and plant with the pointed part up.   They prefer a sunny location with fairly good drainage. Ottawa has gorgeous blooms for the tulip festival.   The tulips in Ottawa,
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