Planting Bulbs - Crocus (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

crocus flowerJust about the time you think you can't take another day of the winter drabness, the colorful blooms of crocus appear. If you live in an area where snow blankets the winter landscape, you just may see crocus poke through the whiteness in late winter or early spring. Crocus will bloom ahead of tulips and daffodils. Though short in stature, they'll still be seen since they are the first plant to bloom in most gardens. Read More

Planting Bulbs - Allium (with video)

ProPlugger Co - Monday, November 12, 2012

planting alliumLike a skyscraper towering over townhouses in a big city, Allium will rise above the rest of the flowers in your flower garden (Allium Purple Sensation shown at right). This rather peculiar plant with its large globe shaped--flowers (measuring up to 8 inches in diameter), is a nice addition to a garden, especially when planted near a tall structure, such as a picket fence or foundation of a home. It also looks impressive rising out of the middle of a perennial garden. Read More

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