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Blooming Bulbs

Spring Bubls with Sensible Gardening and Living

Bulbs are amazing little store houses of life. Bulbs are perennials that have developed a fleshy growth as a storage system underground which allows them to adapt to and survive long periods of drought and then come alive as soon as conditions become favorable. The true bulbs are those of tulips and daffodiles, corms are similar to true bulbs such as…

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The last of the Bearded Iris

Bearded Iris at Sensible Gardening and Living

This year has been an exceptional year for the Iris. They have never bloomed so strong and long for a very long time.  Since they lasted so long, they joined in with other blooming plants to create some wonderful new combinations in the garden, perhaps never to be seen again for a few years. That’s the fun of gardening. Even…

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Dwarf German Iris

Dwarf Iris are Short and Stunning with Sensible Gardening.

The first iris to open are always the dwarf varieties. Low to the ground they are excellent for rock gardens, scree beds and borders. Such undemanding plants, cold hardy, drought tolerant and deer resistant. Perfect for my conditions. If you like to collect plants you can certainly have a fun time with iris. There are so many different cultivars to…

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