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Fall Bulb Stories




Satisfying Gardeners'
Technicolor Daydreams


Copyright-free Editorial Content for Use Whole or in Part. Quotes from Tim Schipper of Colorblends.

In fall, gardeners daydream in Technicolor as they choose and plant tulips for spring color. The selection process usually starts as a “which list.” Which colors? Which heights? Which shapes? Which bloom times – early, mid or late season? The tulip blend specialists at Colorblends.com make it their business to eliminate uncertainty.

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This Fall Plant Bad-Tasting Beauties:
Deer- and Rodent-Resistant Bulbs


Copyright-free Editorial Content for Use Whole or in Part. Quotes from Tim Schipper of Colorblends.

For those who love colorful spring bulb flowers but are plagued by flower-devouring deer or bulb-chomping squirrels, voles and other critters, there is a solution. And it doesn’t involve smelly sprays, expensive fencing or firearms. Just switch to bulbs that taste bad, say the experts at Colorblends.com.

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Deer and Squirrels a Problem?
Plant Bulbs They Don’t Like


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This feature lists flower bulbs identified by Colorblends.com as the least likely to be eaten where munching mammals are an issue.

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To Tulips in the Wild Release

Announcing Tulipsinthewild.com:
A Treasure Trove of Rare Wild Tulip Images

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Tulip lovers have a new website to explore: www.tulipsinthewild.com features a first-ever online glimpse of images of rare wild tulip species in their remote mountain native habitats. The site, created by the Amsterdam Tulip Museum and the U.S. bulb seller Colorblends, follows a group of Dutch bulb enthusiasts on a two-decade quest to some of the world’s most forbidding mountain ranges as they find and photograph little-known tulip species in the wild.
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To the Tulip Hunters

Dutch Tulip Hunters Travel Rough,
Armed with Cameras

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Tulips originated in some of the most rugged places on earth. To track them down, modern-day botanical explorers braved threats from extreme weather and terrain, armed gangsters, wild animals and more. Now a collection of their images is visible for the first time online at www.tulipsinthewild.com.
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To Ten Wild Tulips

Ten Wild Tulips to Plant This Fall

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This story features ten wild or near-wild tulips from Holland to plant this fall suggested by Christian Curless, horticulturist at Colorblends, a Connecticut-based flower bulb resource.
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Wild Tulips Thrive in a Garden’s Rough Spots

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Wild or species tulips are as tough in a garden as they are in harsh native environments. Plant them in the right spot, and it’s easier to kill them with kindness than it is with neglect.
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When Crickets Cease to Chirp &
Dogs Lie in the Sun, Plant Tulip Bulbs

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The beginning of planting season ranges from late September in cooler climes, to late December in warmer areas. So how does a gardener know when it’s time to plant?
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This Fall: 30 Minutes Plus 100 Tulip Bulbs
Equals Spring Fireworks

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Flower bulb expert Tim Schipper has devised a method to help homeowners plant a dynamite spring tulip display in just 30 minutes this fall.
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