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Chives, Garlic Chives, Onion Chives, Garlic Scapes – Which One Do You have?

There is a lot of confusion out there about various chives and garlics. Identifying one from the other is actually quite simple, until we add other alliums to the list, then it can become very complicated. In this post I will look at the common ones and provide a simple way to correctly identify your plant. I’ll also include some cultural information.

Allium Globemaster in the authors garden, by Robert Pavlis

Allium Globemaster in the authors garden, by Robert Pavlis

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Iris Identification – Which Type of Iris Do I Have?

Iris are very common in the garden and often people ask for help to plant, grow, move or divide them. The answer to such questions starts with iris identification. There are many different species iris and they do not all grow the same way. Some have tubers and need to be divided regularly. Others are bulbs and hardly ever need to be divided.

Learning how to grow your iris starts with identifying the type of iris. I am not talking about finding out the actual cultivar name, but you do need to know which type of iris you are dealing with.

In this blog I will help you to identify the type of iris you have. In a future blog I will provide cultural advice for each type of iris.

An easy way to identify the type of iris you have, iris identification

An easy way to identify the type of iris you have, source GardenMyths.com

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Spring Bulbs – Buying and Planting

It is fall and some gardeners are getting tired of their gardens. So what do they do? They go out and buy bulbs for spring flowers. For a true gardener there is always next year.

This post will walk you through the steps of how to buy bulbs and how to plant bulbs for a great spring garden.

Spring bulbs - Daffodils

Spring bulbs – Daffodils are squirrel proof, by Robert Pavlis

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