Flower Bulbs For The South – Growing Flower Bulbs In Warm Regions

Flower Bulbs For The South – Growing Flower Bulbs In Warm Regions
Flower bulbs offer some of the most spectacular displays in spring, summer, and fall. With their colorful palette that is often fragrant, there is something for everyone. Certain bulbs, such as tulips and hyacinths, require winter temperatures lower than southern states experience, but plenty more bulbs revel in the hot summers and mild winters of the South, returning year after year. Flower Bulbs in Warm Regions If tulips and hyacinths are high on your wish list, plant them anyway. Just treat them as annuals. They usually arrive pre-chilled from the bulb supplier. Check to make sure though. If you need to give them the cold treatment, store them in ventilated bags in the bottom of the refrigerator for 12 to 16 weeks before planting. (Avoid storing near fruit; the ethylene gas will reduce bloom.) Daffodils also have some climate intricacies the further south you live. Large flowered and late … Read More

Webinar: How to overcome a pandemic and keep your business moving forward

Webinar: How to overcome a pandemic and keep your business moving forward
HIGH POINT — The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged retailers and manufacturers across the home furnishings industry, teaching hard-earned lessons in communication, supply chain management, human resources and even product development and merchandising. Surya President Satya Tiwari, in a candid and thought-provoking interview with Bill McLoughlin, BridgeTower Media editorial director, shared the lessons he learned and is still learning as he and others in the industry deal with the ongoing pandemic. In this highly energetic discussion, Tiwari fielded questions including, what were the first steps the company took when the pandemic hit, what lessons were learned and what does the future look like for the rug, lighting and accessories company? If you’ve missed this webinar, you may still watch the complete recording here. I’m Bill McLoughlin, Editor in Chief at Furniture Today and Editorial Director for BridgeTower Media’s Home Furnishings Division. In the more than 25 years I’ve covered retail I’ve … Read More