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By Steve Kawaratani | September 11, 2009
“This bud... May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.” — William Shakespeare Bulbs have long been a fascination for gardeners. Many can be counted on to bloom annually, after a dormant period and disappearance into the soil. Most bulbs live for years, and it is part of garden magic to anticipate their yearly return. Bulbs are commonly grouped according to their season of bloom, a purely arbitrary ordering. They make their first appearance at your local nursery in early September, commencing with crocus, ranunculus, bearded iris and narcissus.
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By: Steve Kawaratani | September 16, 2005
o7"This bud ... may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet."f7 --William Shakespeare o7"Be sure to stop and smell the flowers."f7 --New York Times The prospect of bulbs is upon us again -- the process of selecting plants that offer brilliant color and a spirit of renewal. For the uninitiated, it seems odd to be purchasing bulbs that won't be blooming for months. But to enjoy flowers in the spring, you have to choose your bulbs now for the best selection.
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By Steve Kawaratani | September 14, 2007
“This bud... May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.” — William Shakespeare “...be sure to stop and smell the flowers.” — New York Times.   With the weather absolutely perfect, traffic diminished and parking almost plentiful, I focus my attention toward the prospect of bulbs. Long a fascination for gardeners, many can be counted on to bloom annually, after disappearing and returning from the depths of the soil.
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By STEVE KAWARATANI | September 22, 2006
"There is a harmony In autumn, and a luster in its sky ? " "Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade." September skies have continued to bring the promise of autumn. Cooler overnight temperatures and condensation on the windows and patios signal a return to the garden. Sleep certainly comes easier when I'm not sweating the entire night, and I awaken refreshed and ready to step out of the summer's shade ? and find myself shopping for bulbs. The best place to purchase bulbs is at your favorite nursery.
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September 13, 2002
THE GARDEN FANATIC "This bud ... May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet." -- William Shakespeare " ... be sure to stop and smell the flowers." -- New York Times With Catharine rafting down the Grand Canyon, I focus my attention toward the prospect of bulbs. For the uninitiated, it may seem odd to be purchasing bulbs that won't be blooming for months. But to enjoy flowers in the spring, choose now to ensure the best selection. Bulbs have long been a fascination for gardeners.
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By Steve Kawaratani | March 21, 2008
?...Everything has its price, (the issue is) not flowers...but dollars.? ? Henry David Thoreau ?No one should drive a hard bargain with a florist.? ? with apologies to Ludwig van Beethoven ? It has been asserted that the beauty of flowers out-values all the utilities of the world. I don?t know... but it appears that the rising price of gasoline and the worry of making mortgage payments have taken away the enjoyment of flowers for many. I have a solution.
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By Steve Kawaratani | September 11, 2009
“This bud... May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.” — William Shakespeare Bulbs have long been a fascination for gardeners. Many can be counted on to bloom annually, after a dormant period and disappearance into the soil. Most bulbs live for years, and it is part of garden magic to anticipate their yearly return. Bulbs are commonly grouped according to their season of bloom, a purely arbitrary ordering. They make their first appearance at your local nursery in early September, commencing with crocus, ranunculus, bearded iris and narcissus.
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By Steve Kawaratani | September 14, 2007
“This bud... May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.” — William Shakespeare “...be sure to stop and smell the flowers.” — New York Times.   With the weather absolutely perfect, traffic diminished and parking almost plentiful, I focus my attention toward the prospect of bulbs. Long a fascination for gardeners, many can be counted on to bloom annually, after disappearing and returning from the depths of the soil.
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By STEVE KAWARATANI | September 22, 2006
"There is a harmony In autumn, and a luster in its sky ? " "Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade." September skies have continued to bring the promise of autumn. Cooler overnight temperatures and condensation on the windows and patios signal a return to the garden. Sleep certainly comes easier when I'm not sweating the entire night, and I awaken refreshed and ready to step out of the summer's shade ? and find myself shopping for bulbs. The best place to purchase bulbs is at your favorite nursery.
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By: Steve Kawaratani | September 16, 2005
o7"This bud ... may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet."f7 --William Shakespeare o7"Be sure to stop and smell the flowers."f7 --New York Times The prospect of bulbs is upon us again -- the process of selecting plants that offer brilliant color and a spirit of renewal. For the uninitiated, it seems odd to be purchasing bulbs that won't be blooming for months. But to enjoy flowers in the spring, you have to choose your bulbs now for the best selection.
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