Clip of the Week: Summer-flowering Bulbs

May 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM 4 comments

Hey it’s Friday, and you know what that means!  Time to kick back, relax, and check out our latest video.

This week’s clip is about Summer-flowering bulbs.  That’s right, it’s time to plant those Summer bulbs!  In the clip, I discuss a few different Summer-flowering varieties as well as tips on how to plant them.

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Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you here Monday!

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  • 1. Debra Solberg  |  May 11, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    Dear Mr Hume,
    My home is on almost half acre lot on Camano Island. I am a novice gardener and have noticed how pale and spindly so many of my bushes, flowers and trees appear. Two blue spruce trees look as though they are dying. My laurel bushes are thin and yellowing.
    Could you please offer some advice as to what fertilizer and method I should use to make my planting flourish.
    Thank you so much.

    • 2. edhume  |  May 11, 2010 at 4:56 PM

      Hi Debra:
      First, I would suggest you take a sample into your local garden store or nursery and have them take a look at the foliages to determine whether it is Insects, disease, or the need of nutrients. You might even want to take a couple of pictures to show them too if that’s convenient.
      Evergreens are fertilized with a Rhododendron or Evergreen type fertilizer. Rose, perennials, flowers, and deciduous trees and shrubs are fertilized with a Rose or Flower fertilizer. Mid-May is one of the best times of the year to feed plants if they need it.
      Always follow label instructions and water-in after application so there is no chance of burning the plants.
      Wishing you a most successful and bountiful gardening season!
      Ed Hume

  • 3. Brenda  |  September 5, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    If I have tulip bulbs that I want to plant in a planter, do I plant them now in the planter? If so do I keep them outside or in and do I water them or let them go till spring?

    • 4. edhume  |  September 8, 2010 at 9:32 AM

      Hi Brenda:
      The tulips should be planted in the containers this Fall (September or October). They should not need to be watered, the Fall and Winter rains should give them the moisture they need…unless they are placed in a spot where they will not get the outdoor moisture…like on a porch or under an overhang of the house. If the weather gets exceptionally cold, say down below 15 degrees, then cover the container with burlap or blankets, or similar material during the cold spell, then remove the covering as soon as temperatures rise again.
      Hope this information helps!.
      Ed Hume


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