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Underrated Spring-Blooming Bulbs (Webinar)

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Big yellow daffodils and bold red hybrid tulips are fantastic, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fall bulbs. Whether it is plants from completely different genera (Erythronium anyone?) or off-the-beaten-path varieties within classic groups such as tulips or hyacinths, there is a nearly endless array of wonderful bulbs to explore. And not only will these underrated varieties add excitement, diversity, and plant-nerd cred to your garden, but many of them are also vigorous growers that will outperform the classics. In this engaging presentation, you will learn about unique species tulips that perennialize and multiply each year, and as well as about a wide range of bulbs that thrive in a shady garden—and that is just for starters. Tune into this webinar to expand your fall bulb options and discover some new favorites. And in case there’s any confusion: We’re talking about bulbs that are planted in fall and bloom in spring.

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Joseph Tychonievich

Joseph Tychonievich is a horticulturist and independent plant breeder. Before becoming a frequent Fine Gardening contributor, Joseph spent several years as the nursery manager at Arrowhead Alpines in Fowlerville, Michigan, where he developed a passion for rare and unusual plants. Since that time, he has relocated to Williamsburg, Virginia, where he has been able to explore a new hardiness zone and, therefore, expand his plant palette even more. Joseph is the author of The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food: Step-by-Step Vegetable Gardening for Everyone and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style. He is also the editor of the North American Rock Garden Society quarterly journal.

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  1. user-7512522 09/16/2021

    Joseph Tychonievich was terrific! He is modest (clear about his experiences vs what he doesn't know); articulate; and provided details such as soil conditions, spreading, and clarity about potting bulbs. This is one of the better webinars I've attended. Thank you.

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