Photo-Blog: Dutch Gardens Flowers

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<p>Way back in September, I requested some exotic bulb samples from <a href=”http://www.dutchgardens.com/” target=”_blank”>Dutch Gardens</a>. This spring, I have been impressed by the results the freshman tulips and hyacinth have produced. They are both way more vibrant and fragrant than any pre-grown perennial I’ve bought at local nurseries.</p>
<p>But, don’t take my word for it, have a look for yourself! Here are some photographs I shot in my backyard garden.</p>
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Early in the fall, I planted the bulbs in the new garden I built based on an <em>Herb Companion</em> garden space design, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/garden-spaces-mexican-herbs.aspx”>Mexican Herb Garden</a>. The design uses a four quadrant grid with a tree in the center. I built mine around a honey locust and built a circular garden in the middle that I covered with these <a href=”http://www.dutchgardens.com/Tulips/21551,default,sc.html?psortb1=WebRank” target=”_blank”>tulip bulbs</a>. Find more intricate garden space designs in our new book, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/shopping/browse.aspx?searchtype=c&search=creating+custom+garden+spaces”>
<i>Creating Custom Garden Spaces</i>
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This is one of the <a href=”http://www.dutchgardens.com/Hyacinths/21528,default,sc.html?psortb1=WebRank” target=”_blank”>hyacinth flowers</a> that came up this spring, I should have taken the photos a little earlier in their bloom, because here, they have become a bit spent. However, even with our strong Kansas winds and some invading rabbits, these compact flowers have weathered well and still smell more fragrant than any I could find for sale early this spring.</p>
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<p>Several of the tulips are multi-colored, are striped or have differently colored petal tips. I had several people ask me where I found such unusual varieties, different from the solid yellows and reds they had in their own gardens.</p>
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<p>I would suggest these bulbs to anyone who asked – the service was prompt, the flowers bloomed immediately and they weathered the freezing temperatures, the rain, the wind and … the rabbits with class. <a href=”http://www.dutchgardens.com/”>Visit DutchGardens.com for more details and ordering information, just in time to collect some flowers to plant this spring!</a>
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