Ornamentals Archive

Spring Peony

The Peony have started to bloom on the Farm and several are blooming for the first time this year.  Planting Peony from root cuttings in the Fall can result in a two to three year wait before you start to get flowers.  The first two years the plant has mainly vegetative growth.  Vegetative growth means the plant produces only green stems and leaves with, but no flowers. …

Are Late Season Bulbs Purchases Worthwhile?

There are two times a year to purchase bulbs, tubers or rhizomes, fall and winter.  Some spring blooming bulbs are purchased and planted in the fall and other spring blooming bulbs are planted in the late winter for spring and summer blooms in Southern California. Typically the bulbs planted in the fall are cold hardy bulbs such as tulips, daffodil and hyacinth native to colder …