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The Prettiest Tulips to Plant this Fall

The Prettiest Tulips to Plant this Fall

Lilac There are a few low-chill hybrids that might possibly bloom for you (although I wouldn’t bet the farm on it). They include ‘Lavender Lady’ (it’s blooming now in Birmingham), ‘Blue Skies,’ and ‘Angel White.’ In the Lower South (Zone 8), you can also grow cutleaf lilac (Syringa laciniata), littleleaf lilacs (S. microphylla ‘Superba’), and ‘Miss Kim’ lilac (S. patula ‘Miss Kim’). A good mail-order source for all of these plants is Forest Farm.

Is the South Too Hot for Lilacs?

Lilac There are a few low-chill hybrids that might possibly bloom for you (although I wouldn’t bet the farm on it). They include ‘Lavender Lady’ (it’s blooming now in Birmingham), ‘Blue Skies,’ and ‘Angel White.’ In the Lower South (Zone 8), you can also grow cutleaf lilac (Syringa laciniata), littleleaf lilacs (S. microphylla ‘Superba’), and ‘Miss Kim’ lilac (S. patula ‘Miss Kim’). A good mail-order source for all of these plants is Forest Farm.

It’s possible to grow tulip bulbs in warm climates, but you have to implement a little strategy to “trick” the bulbs. But it is a oneshot deal. The bulbs won’t generally rebloom the following year. Click here to learn about growing tulips in warm weather.

Tulips For Hot Climates – Tips On Growing Tulips In Warm Weather

It’s possible to grow tulip bulbs in warm climates, but you have to implement a little strategy to “trick” the bulbs. But it is a oneshot deal. The bulbs won’t generally rebloom the following year. Click here to learn about growing tulips in warm weather.

this garden (a Chelsea Flower Show winner back in 2009), with its myriad groundcovers and a smattering of ‘up’ plants. The tall white spiked plants are Eremurus ‘Joanna’ and the striking black irises are Iris chrysographes. Some of the other white flowers we can see are verbascum and stock (matthiola). The Daily Telegraph garden, designed by Ulf Nordfjell, won best in show that year

this garden (a Chelsea Flower Show winner back in 2009), with its myriad groundcovers and a smattering of ‘up’ plants. The tall white spiked plants are Eremurus ‘Joanna’ and the striking black irises are Iris chrysographes. Some of the other white flowers we can see are verbascum and stock (matthiola). The Daily Telegraph garden, designed by Ulf Nordfjell, won best in show that year

Bell-shaped blossoms dangle beneath a tuft of leaves to add a striking, unusual form to the garden.  Fritillaria imperialis  grows 36 to 48 inches tall and bloom in mid-spring. Lay the hollow-centered bulbs on their sides when planting. Landscape use: Plant in groups of five or more for greatest impact. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

Bell-shaped blossoms dangle beneath a tuft of leaves to add a striking, unusual form to the garden. Fritillaria imperialis grows 36 to 48 inches tall and bloom in mid-spring. Lay the hollow-centered bulbs on their sides when planting. Landscape use: Plant in groups of five or more for greatest impact. Hardy in Zones 5 to 8.

Black Knight Delphinium. I so wish they would grow here- the blues are just fabulous! I did grow a few in FL as winter annuals, but in NC it's too cold in the winter & they die as fast as tulips once it gets warm at all.

Black Knight Delphinium. I so wish they would grow here- the blues are just fabulous! I did grow a few in FL as winter annuals, but in NC it's too cold in the winter & they die as fast as tulips once it gets warm at all.

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

"Lavender Lady" Lilac - Lavender Lady is  a profuse bloomer with strongly fragrant flowers, 'Lavender Lady' bears big clusters in the color you'd expect from the name: perfect lavender purple. "Its flowers are huge and the plant is very robust. It's very dependable - AND - can grow in the South - yay!!!

Top Lilacs for Fragrance and Color

"Lavender Lady" Lilac - Lavender Lady is a profuse bloomer with strongly fragrant flowers, 'Lavender Lady' bears big clusters in the color you'd expect from the name: perfect lavender purple. "Its flowers are huge and the plant is very robust. It's very dependable - AND - can grow in the South - yay!!!

One 1 Gal Size Dwarf Reblooming Lilac Bloomerang Last Chance Week End on eBay!

One 1 Gal Size Dwarf Reblooming Lilac Bloomerang Last Chance Week End on eBay!

Bee Balm Control – Learn How To Manage Bee Balm Plants

Bee Balm Control – Learn How To Manage Bee Balm Plants

Bee balm is prized for its color and its tendency to attract bees and butterflies. It can spread quickly, though, and requires a bit of care to keep it under control. Learn more about how to manage bee balm plants in this article.

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