Growing Snowy Paperwhites

Snow is gently falling outside our windows here on the farm in southwest Iowa. It started last night around dinner and seems to be still going strong here this afternoon. When you have really large windows in your house the difference between a brown view and a white view is huge. It’s so bright outside…

Pineapple Lily (Eucomis)

Pineapple Lily bulbs should be planted in the ground or in a pot after the danger of frost has passed. Similar to gladiolus, canna and calla lily, the bulbs will need to be dug up or brought indoors in the fall. When you do dig them up let them dry out before putting them in…

Elephant Ear (Colocasia)

Elephant Ear bulbs create an amazing tropical feel in your garden. Their huge bold leaves remind you of elephant ears and come in either green or purple. Colocasia can be grown in the ground or in pots after the danger of frost has passed. In the fall, cut foliage back and dig up. Let the…

Declaration of Love: Tulips

Last night I went to visit the tulip patch that I planted last fall at our old house. The lush green leaves mixed with the bright reds and pinks makes for quite a sight!

Planting Fall Bulbs

How to Plant Bulbs Using a Bulb Planter
1) Pull your plug
2) Drop in your bulb
3) Pull your next plug which forces the prior plug out of the top
4) Fill your whole with that pug