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Growing Green: Spring planted bulbs for summer bloom

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I can't imagine a garden without the lovely fragrance of acidanthera (peacock orchid). A type of gladiola, the acidanthera flower is a white bloom with a blotchy maroon center, and, like the gladiola, is a summer bulb.

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Summer bulbs and tubers are planted after the last frost date, once the ground has warmed a bit. In our area, this means planting will take place roughly from mid-May to June.

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