November 15, 2023

Planting Spring-Blooming Dutch Iris Bulbs

If you haven’t started planting your spring-blooming bulbs yet, try to get it done soon! Here in the Northeast, the temperatures are getting colder fast.

Planting these bulbs can be a a very labor intensive task. As many of you know, every autumn we plant thousands and thousands of bulbs at my farm. This week, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, carefully planted rows and rows of Dutch iris bulbs in one of the beds of my new vegetable garden. These irises from Van Engelen Inc., a wholesale family-run flower bulb business in Bantam, Connecticut, are in shades of blue and purple and include varieties 'Silvery Sky,' 'Picasso,' 'Eye of the Tiger,' 'Pink Panther,' and 'Red Ember.'

Enjoy these photos.