SPRING 2017 TULIP & DAFFODIL TRIALS
I have been planting bulbs in my Marin County backyard garden each December for about ten years. In my annual trials, I strive to determine earliness to flower, number of days in flower, and heat tolerance.
Happily, this year’s garden surpassed my expectations. I’ve listed the most impressive varieties here:
NORCAL OUTDOOR WATER RESTRICTIONS
The following outdoor water conservation requirements apply to most of us in the industry.
Violations are viewed as either a civil or criminal infraction punishable by a fine of $500 per day, and may result in the installment of a ‘flow restrictor’ or a shut off of the water source.
DROUGHT SOLUTION FOR GROWERS
Bulbs are an excellent choice in the garden of the future, and with their natural moisture storing structure, most bulbs tend to be more drought resistant than plants without this adaptation. In our record-breaking California drought, with significantly little precipitation and night temperatures noticeably higher…