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ATP Podcast #85: Bulbs to Plant in the Spring

By dave
April 8, 2015

There's a vast selection of bulbs that are meant to be planted in the spring and that's what we're talking about in this week's podcast. Join us and be inspired as we share our favorite spring-planted, summer blooming bulbs.

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Apr 8, 2015 7:31 AM CST
I love spring bulbs so this podcast was a favorite!

Every spring the Violet Wood Sorrel (Oxalis violacea) abundantly pops up everywhere in our yard with those pretty pink blooms We also have the invasive Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata) here in Florida but thankfully it's not too much of an issue on our property.

I love growing Caladiums (Caladium) for their beautiful leaves and this podcast made me remember that I need to get my recent bulb purchase from Caladium Bulbs 4 Less in the ground ... or potted up! In the past I'd purchase bulbs from the big box stores and there is truly no comparison in size and health to what Bill's company offers!

The chat about the children sure made me smile; all of your children are adorable and it's great when they join in the podcasts; the recent podcast with Jon as co-host was really informative and fun, he is growing into a handsome young man! It would be a lot of fun to have the 4 year old join in a future podcast; if his attention span is like many that age he may not last very long but I know he'd add smiles to the chat!

~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~

Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Apr 8, 2015 11:07 AM CST
I haven't listened yet but I'm sure I'll end up adding something new to my spring planting list.

These podcasts are great for long, boring drives to work. Granted I have limited technology so I have to burn them to CD's. Far better than radio and I end up listening more than once so the information provided sticks with me and if I forget something I can go right back to the source. I add music files to fill the CD but mark them by the particular podcast for future reference. Tools in the kit.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Apr 8, 2015 11:25 PM CST
Don't forget the unusual for a spring planted bulb. Only hardy to zone 8, but so worth growing.

Some more for spring planting:

Another great podcast. I have some lilies coming in the mail the end of the week, can't wait to get them in the ground. And I can hear the frogs. Hurray!
Some day I will try one of the elephant ears.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Apr 11, 2015 4:59 AM CST
I loved the frogs in the background! We are moving this spring, so I don't have a spot yet to plant bulbs. This gives me many ideas for next year. I hope to have at least am acre to work with. 1/2 for flowers and 1/2 for edibles with an orchard mixed in.

Yes, your four year old should have a chance to talk about his "yummy tomatoesh"! I have a four year old as well so it would be fun for him to listen to a fellow gardener his age.

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