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Ohio bulb exchange – re bulbs from Kathleen Simpson

I think I overheated some of my bulbs last year when I was soaking them in fungicide.  I’ve noticed a lot of mis-shapen Rapture blooms.  Don’t panic if the bulbs…

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Historics date

Not just great garden flowers.  There’s a lot of older show flowers that been superseded by newer cultivars but they’re lovely in their own right.  For example, Empress of Ireland…

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Beginners – a long personal story

From my experience, catalogs with cheap growable and showable daffodils is a good way to turn a gawker into a shower.  Brent and Becky catalogs went pretty fast at the…

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Hoopoe – the bird

Just got back from a tour of Egypt (where the weather was a nice break from WV).  I was thrilled to spot this hoopoe, as the flower is one of…

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Div 10’s for Havens collection

The Havens is supposed to include “twelve standard cultivars from at least three divisions from Divisions 5 through 10.”  So what cultivars from Div 10 could actually be used in…

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blue roses

Here’s a story on a GenMod rose with material from petunias spliced in to give a bluer color than available from traditional breeding.  Is it good or bad that daffs…

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