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Chicago Urban Gardening

The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Time to Dig Up Tender Flowering Bulbs

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Tender flowering "bulbs" produce some of our most colorful summer blooms. Gladiolus, canna, tuberous begonia and others are commonly grown throughout the U.S. "These plants need special care because freezing kills them," says David Robson, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. The bulbs (in reality tubers, rhizomes and corms, in addition to true bulbs) need to...

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