Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Blends for Fall Sunglow2014

We are continually adding design blends to our Fall Program and here is one for 2014. This one we call "Sunglow".


Monday, March 3, 2014

This tulip is very cool!

The absolute coolest tulip I've seen in a while. These photos have only one variety of tulip in them, called Tulip Hemisphere. As you can see it looks like 5 or 6 different varieties because of the color changes. Look for DeVroomen to carry this variety in Fall 2014.
Tulip Hemisphere

Tulip Hemisphere

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Blends for 2013

We have offered several new blends in our 2013 Landscape Bulb Program. Here are a few that I introduced.
Impress Me


The Emporer

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ash Tree Replacement

I know it's not bulbs or perennials, but I thought it might be of interest. A couple months ago the Village of Arlington Heights cut down my neighbors half-dead ash tree and today I see they dropped off a replacement tree to plant in its place. I was curious for some time to see what they would replace them with and  it is... a Common Hackberry. Don't know much about them, but I do see after looking it up, that they produce a small berry, (thus HackBERRY). Hopefully it won't bee too messy. Upon further inspection of the surrounding ashes, because there is one in front of every house on the block, I think we will lose 2 or 3 of the surrounding ones. Even though the one directly across the street was treated it might have been too late. Mine still looks OK, let's keep our fingers crossed (treated it last year).

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Guess Who Bloomed Today!

Iris germanica 'War Cheif'... that's who. It's amazing how dark the buds are before opening to this wonderful  chocolate reddish maroon. As the bloom progresses it will change color hues.
Bud Stage

6 flower buds per stalk