Planting Annuals - Pansies (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Monday, November 12, 2012

Annuals - pansiesIf you're looking for something to plant in the fall to brighten up your winter garden, consider planting pansy flowers. This is a flower that can take a light frost and keep right on blooming. Read More


Planting Bulbs - Calla Lilies (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Friday, November 09, 2012

Planting Calla Lily BulbsIf you're looking for summer blooming flowers and a chance to fill a vase with a bouquet of cut flowers, you can't beat calla lilies. They're a nice addition to any summer garden. Calla lilies have a unique trumpet-shape pointing upwards as if they're playing music for God. They come in a wide array of colors and even the leaves are interesting with their silvery splashes of color. Read More


Planting bulbs - Hyacinth (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Thursday, November 08, 2012

Planting Hyacinth BulbsIf you're looking for fragrance in your spring garden, make sure you plant plenty of hyacinths. This stately spring flowering bulb has a pleasant aroma that will turn heads, directing the eyes to a beautiful cluster of blooms. Hyacinth come in shades of white, salmon, pink, red, peach, orange, yellow, blue, purple, and lavender. Read More


Planting Bulbs - Caladium (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Thursday, November 08, 2012

Caladium is a tropical foliage plant native to Brazil. It's considered an easy to grow plant, especially when planted in the warmer climates (zone 6-8) in the United States. In fact, 98% of caladium bulbs come from Florida, (Lake Pacid). Some folks grow them in the cooler, zone 4 climates; however, in cooler climates, they're treated more like a houseplant or grown outside in hanging baskets. Read More


Planting Bulbs - Muscari (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Planting Muscari BulbsMuscari, better known as grape hyacinth isn't a hyacinth at all, although it does resemble a miniature one. Find a permanent spot for muscari in the yard, because much like a tree, it will occupy the spot for decades. Fortunately, it doesn't spread easily so you don't have to worry about it overtaking a flower bed or other area where it's been planted. Read More


Planting Bulbs - Anemones (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Monday, November 05, 2012

Planting Anemone BulbsNot to be confused with sea anemone, a stinging polyp that lives under the sea, the land loving anemone is a spring flowering bulb that blooms right into the summer, and in some cases autumn. There are approximately 120 species of anemone, aka "windflower", giving the home gardener plenty of cool varieties to choose from. What's more, they come in several colors and different heights (from 6 inches to 30 inches). Read More


Planting Bulbs - Lilies - Lilium (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

If you've planted early flowering bulbs like tulips, daffodils and crocus and enjoyed the show of color they provided, you'll want to keep the party going by planting lilies so you'll have some summer flowers to marvel over. There are many types of beautiful , colorful and fragrant lilies to choose from to get the party started in your summer garden. Read More


Planting Bulbs - Tulips (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Friday, October 12, 2012

Planting Tulip BulbsTulip flowers remind me of windmills and people wearing clogs, though Holland is only one of many parts of the world where you'll find them growing. They've been extremely popular down through the ages and in the 16th Century were actually collected and traded in Europe for exorbitant amounts of money, until it all crashed like the stock market of 1929. Read More


Planting bulbs - Daffodils (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Monday, October 08, 2012

Planting daffodil bulbsAlso known as narcissus, daffodils are one of the more hardy spring flower bulbs. They come in more varieties and color variations than a painter's hues. Daffodils are also resistant to deer and rabbits - yay! Once established, these spring flowering bulbs will bloom for many years to come.  Daffodils are fairly disease resistant and require very little fussing beyond the normal fertilizing, mulching, weeding, etc.  Read More


Plant Bulbs The Easy Way With ProPlugger (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Keukenhof HollandNothing's as pleasing as a spectacular mass of colorful tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Getting those bulbs in the ground is another story. Planting those bulbs is hard on the ol' back, knees and other joints. Read More