Week 8 – It’s time for summer bulbs and time for tour

Around the garden today:

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Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers, whatever the type, they come in red, orange, green, purple, white, yellow, small, medium, large, and gigantic.

Dahlias, canna, calla lilies and gladiolus are a few of the things you can plant right now for beautiful summer flowers.  They are tropical in origin, some from Mexico, some from South Africa.  They like at least 6 hours of sun a day.

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Dahlia

Plant them in pots or plant them in the ground.  Cover with a few inches of soil.  Deadhead and water and you’ll enjoy them all summer.  I think my favorite has to be dinner plate dahlias.  They are GIGANTIC.  Actually the bloom is as large as a dinner plate.  Just gorgeous.

These type of bulbs need to be dug up every year and stored over the winter in a cool (not freezing) dark place as they are not cold hardy here in Colorado.

Everyone was also getting the garden ready for the June tour.  The apprentices were busy filling pots with soil, planting pots and adding “spillers and fillers” to some pots that need more interest or foliage.  Lisa planted up some pots for the front porch.  Adam was running around filling pots with soil.  Jerid was hanging some already potted containers.  Heather was busy going around and filling pots with spillers.  Kathy was busy trimming all the thyme in the veggie garden and pulling weeds.  Julie and Patty were busy fertilizing the hundreds of pots.  In between all that we filmed the segment for bulbs today.

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A fun and busy day.  Only two weeks until the first tour.

Now, get out there and get gardening!!

To view today’s segment, please visit:  http://www.9news.com/story/life/home-garden/proctors-tips/2014/05/22/planting-summer-bulbs/9438279/

 

 

 

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About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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