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Helpful Guidance from Our Garden to Yours

Heirloom bulbs are easy to grow, and our site is rich in information to help you get the best out of yours. If you can’t find the answers you need in the links below, email help@oldhousegardens.com or call us at (734) 995-1486. We want you to have great success!

You can also learn more about many of these topics in our Newsletter Archives.

General Bulb Care

Beginners Start Here

Bulbs/Square Feet

Fertilizing

Watering

Yellowing Foliage

Making Bulbs Last

Storage & Winter Care

You’ll find a “Winter Care”
section in the how-to for each
of our spring-planted bulbs.

Sun, Shade, & Soils

Shade & Sun

Soils (Clay, etc.)

South, North, East, West

Zones (Hardiness)

Southern Bulbs

Local Advice

Special Uses

Growing Bulbs in Pots

Forcing Bulbs

Cut Flowers & Bouquets

Victorian Bedding

Problems

Why Buds Blast (Fail)

Animal Pests

Insects & Diseases

Fall-Planted Bulbs Care

Alliums

Anemone

Bluebells

Byzantine Gladiolus

Crocus

Cyclamen

Daffodils

Dutchman’s Breeches

Freesia

Fritillaries

Glory-of-the-Snow

Grape Hyacinths

Grecian Windflower (Anemone)

Hyacinths

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Lilies

Oxblood Lily (Rhodophiala)

Peonies

Siberian Squill

Silver Bells (Ornithogalum)

Snowdrops

Snowflakes (Leucojum)

Spider & Surprise Lilies

Trillium

Tulips

Winter Aconite (Eranthis)

Spring-Planted Bulbs Care

Crinum

Crocosmia

Dahlias

Daylilies

Gladiolus

Iris

Lilies

Rain Lilies

Tuberoses