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6 Tips for Growing Caladiums in Zones 5-7 - Longfield Gardens
If you live in the northern half of the U.S., you may think caladiums are only suitable for southern gardens. Not so! The photo above was taken in a zoneRead More
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How to Save Caladium Bulbs
After 6-8 months of growing when summer ends, your colorful caladiums will begin to look tired, stringy and bedraggled. When foliage begins to die back, they're ready for a nap. But if their bulbs are stored properly, they'll winter just fine and you can replant them next year. Lift your bulbs before the ...
Purple! (or violet)
You know you're a big deal when you have your own domain name...and you're a COLOR. That's right, purple has it's own domain: www.purple.com. On the color purple (non-spectral)/violet (spectral), Wikipedia of all places has some insightful info: "The word 'purple' comes from the Old English word purpul which originates from the Latin purpura. This in turn is derived from the Koine Greek πορφύρα (porphyra), name of the Tyrian purple dye manufactured in classical antiquity from a mucus…
Tips For Storing Elephant Ear Bulbs
Elephant ear plants are a fun and dramatic feature to add to your garden but they are not cold hardy. That said, you can dig up and store elephant ear bulbs for the winter. This article can help with that.