How to plant tulips: a complete tulip growing guide

tulips in garden

Tulips have long held a deep fascination for mankind. Originating in the mountains of central Asia, where Tibet meets Russia and China, they were first cultivated on a large scale by the the Ottomans, dominating the Sultans’ gardens and becoming an important motif in Ottoman culture (see Anna Pavord’s wonderful book ‘Tulip’ for the full …

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Dahlia varieties: your complete guide to all types of dahlias


Classification of types of dahlias (or varieties) is a fluid subject. Botanists argue about the division of species and growers create increasing numbers of cultivars and varieties. Thus, the dahlia landscape is both complex and continually changing. Dahlia varieties grouped by flower characteristics Some order is imposed on this complexity by the arrangement of different …

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