Category: Bulbs

Amaryllis

By , 2017/11/07

November 7th, 2017

Start your Amaryllis now for Christmas Blooms!

If you are looking for some beautiful flowers to bloom in your home for the holidays look no further than Amaryllis. These bulbs provide your with weeks of colour through the holiday season, often blooming well into January. Amaryllis normally take about 6 to 8 weeks from the time you plant them until they bloom. If you don’t have that much time you can grow several special varieties that will bloom in 4 to 6 weeks. They can produce multiple flowers stems with 3 to 6 blooms per stem.

For more information about “Forcing Bulbs” including growing Amaryllis and getting them to re-bloom next year click here.

You can choose from a number of varieties including:

  • Apple Blossom
  • Mont Blanc
  • Red Lion

 

Paperwhites

By , 2017/11/06

November 6th, 2017

It is time to Start your Paperwhites for Christmas Blooms!

Paperwhites is the name given to these easy-to-grow Daffodils (also known as Narcissus). Paperwhites grow and bloom indoors very easily. They require little care but reward you with a long period of fragrant indoor flowers. They are great near an entrance way to greet your guests or in your living or dining room to add a sweet fragrance.

Paperwhites can be grown in a pot with soil, but do just as well in rocks with water. To grow them in soil find a suitable pot and plant the bulb so that the top third of the bulb is visible above the soil. Water them until the soil is evenly moist. To grown them in water place an inch or two of rocks or glass beads in the bottom of a vase. Place the bulbs on top of the rocks an fill the vase with water until it touches the base of the bulb. Place the pot or vase in a bright sunny window to encourage the bulbs to grow. Regularly check the pot or vase adding water as needed. It is best if you plant the bulbs in the soil or rocks and place them in a cool room for 2 to 3 weeks to let them develop roots. Then move them indoors where it should take 4 to 6 weeks to bloom.

For more information about “Forcing Bulbs” and growing Papaerwhites click here.

 

 

Daffodils

By , 2017/10/23

October 23rd, 2017

Grow some Dazzling Daffodils!

Daffodil bulbs, also known as Narcissus, are one of the most spectacular bulb to plant in your garden. They have cheerful yellow blooms in spring, they are perfect to grow in pots or on your garden, and they are squirrel and rabbit resistant. A group of Daffodils can bloom repeatedly in your garden for months in the spring. If you plant them in a sunny location with well drained soil Daffodils will return to bloom again for many years. Our selection still includes over 30 varieties of Daffodils for you to choose from.

The most popular daffodil has to be the King Alfred Daffodil. This variety is indeed the King as it has one of the largest blooms. Growing to between 12 and 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) tall they will produce an abundant grouping of flowers in mid spring (March and April).

Fall Flowering Crocus

By , 2016/08/30

August 30th, 2015

Fall Flowering Crocus are Ready to Bloom!

Did you know that there were crocus bulbs that flower in the fall? In fact there are several varieties of the Fall Flowering Crocus that bloom in late September and early October. The most popular are the Colchicum varieties including ‘Album’ (White), ‘The Giant’ (Pink), and ‘Water Lily’ (Double Pink). There is also the Crocus sativus, also known as the Saffron Crocus, and the Crocus Zonatus.

Fall Flowering Crocus are easy to grow and flower profusely and reliably every fall. They naturalize very easily and every few years you can divide them and spread them throughout your garden. They grow best in well drained soil in a partially sunny location.

Spring Bulbs

By , 2014/02/03

February 3rd, 2014

Did you forget to plant bulbs last fall?

We have a great selection of spring flowering bulbs already growing and ready to be planted in your garden, planter boxes, or pots. We have a great selection of Crocus, Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips to choose from.

Dahlias

By , 2013/07/18

July 18th, 2013

Enjoy the Beauty of Summer with Dahlias!

There is nothing more beautiful in the summer than a garden full of Dahlias. These beauties provide months of colour that lasts into the fall. Some varieties bloom right through October. They are easy to grow and require little maintenance. You can choose from a great selection that are potted and ready to flower.

Click here to download more information about growing Dahlias.

Jumbo Bulbs

By , 2011/10/06

October 6th, 2011

Bigger Bulbs Produce Better Flowers!

When it comes to bulbs size matters. Bigger bulbs produce more flowers and at Hunters Garden Centre you can find the largest Allium, Tulip, and Daffodil bulbs. Our selection of bulbs for 2011 include the Jumbo Allium ‘Large and Purple’, three varieties of Jumbo Tulips; Red Impression, Maureen, and Big Smile and the Jumbo King Alfred Daffodils.

For the Tulips Red Impression is a deep red, Maureen is a clean white, and Big Smile is a bright yellow. The flowers on these Tulips are produced on a strong sturdy stem and will be the size of a large hand. These bulbs will bloom in May and June and each flower can last for weeks. Be sure to add Evergro Bulb Food (3-15-8) to the soil when you plant and again in the spring when the bulbs begin to emerge.

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