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ENJOY GARDENING!

Here is a helpful tip to keep you happy in your garden!
Stake your claim!
Place a small wooden stake near your newly planted bulbs with the variety name on it so that you don't mistake your new growth for weeds and accidentally pull them. Staking also helps you plan for planting with or among other mature plantings and annuals.

Quality

Starting with a premium quality bulb results in successful results!

Bulb or Plant Size
Bulbs are graded on size. The stronger bloom will have larger and/or more flowers and foliage, and stronger stems.

TRUE BULB AND CORMS
True Bulbs and Corms are graded on centimeters. The measure is equal to the distance around the bulb's largest circumference. A larger bulb produces a stronger bloom.

RHIZOMES

RHIZOMES
Rhizomes are graded on the number of eyes. The more eyes the better quality. Many high quality rhizomes are graded 2/3 eye.

TUBERS
Tubers are graded on weight. Tubers are graded #1-3, #1 is the best quality tuber.
The quality information on each plant will tell you if it’s a bulb, perennial, rhizome or tuber and give you it’s size.

FIRMNESS
Bulbs should be firm to the touch. If the bulb is not firm, it often means the bulb is rotting or diseased. When you are purchasing in the store, touch the bulb and make sure the bulb is firm.

BULB SIZE MATTERS
Below is a comparison chart. See what a bigger bulb can do for you!