tu bloom garden landscape floral design and planting services


Chicago Landscape Spring Garden Designs

Chicago landscaper garden service

Chicago Landscape Spring Garden Designs

Chicago Landscape Spring Garden Designs



Benefits of Annual Seeds and Bulb Collecting/Harvesting: Collecting seeds and bulbs from your flower garden not only saves money, but it promotes economical ways of producing more new plants for your garden(s) year after year. Additionally, we reduce unnecessary waste and the practice itself helps with the preservation of certain plant varieties that may no longer be available in the future or that may not be so readily available to purchase at your local garden/nursery centers.


  • Seed collecting can be rather rewarding and it is not as difficult as some may think. When fall approaches we begin yet another phase of cleaning up and preparing our gardens for its dormancy period. During this time of the year, I minimize deadheading on some of the beautiful annual plants so that I allow for the flowers to form seed heads that I can use for the following year (i.e. especially from plants that flowered with excellent show quality characteristics).
  • Bulb collecting for me comes from two primary annual flowering varieties that I use most during the Midwest spring/summer seasons; these are the Dahlia and Cannas that I planted. However, there’s a wide range of tropical bulbs that people plant that can also be harvested and overwintered with the same methodology.


  • Seed Pod Recognition:  One of the very first things that you’ll need to do is familiarize yourself with what the seed pods for certain plant variety looks like. With technological advancements and popular web blogs… you can easily utilize Google and other popular search engines to filter images on the internet for specific plant varieties and what their seed pods look like. Below are images from some popular annual flowering plants that can be easily collected and stored for next season’s planting. (In order of appearance: Marigold, sweet pea, dahlia, and canna)
  • Timely Harvesting: This pertains mostly with seed collection. To ensure the seeds you collect are mature and will properly germinate the following year, you must allow the seed heads to properly develop and harvest only when the seed heads are ready. Often times the seed heads will change colors (i.e. turn brown, black, grayish, etc.) and steadily dry to a crisp to signal that this process is complete.
  • Proper Storage: Select locations or storage containers that are cool and dry to preserve the seeds/bulbs until the next growing season. With the exception of a few varieties, some people store their seeds/bulbs in the fridge (i.e. not freezer). Storage of seeds/bulbs at room temperature is also fine as long there is no constant change in temperature.


Seed Collecting Resources:




tu bloom garden landscape free estimate request















tu bloom facebook fan page

Like Tu Bloom On FaceBook

We also specialize in the following areas: chicago landscape companies, chicago rooftop garden, chicago green roof, container planting service, container planting, container planting designs, containers gardening, planting service, container planting service, chicago landscape service, landscape company, chicago garden service, chicago container garden service, chicago landscape designer, chicago, garden designer, chicago gardening, cheap chicago landscaping, affordable landscape service, container planting, container planting designs, containers gardening, planting service, landscaping services, landscape plans, backyard landscape designs, backyard garden ideas, home garden ideas, garden planters, landscaping ideas for front yard, Chicago garden, garden chicago, plants chicago, flower chicago, willmette landscape, lake forest landscape, Kenilworth landscape, Glencoe landscape, highland park landscape, Winnetka landscape, chicago flower, chicago flowers, chicago gardens, flowers in chicago, plants in chicago, nurseries in chicago, gardeners in chicago, gardener in chicago, chicago master gardener, bonsai chicago, Chicago garden center, Chicago garden centers, Chicago plant clinic, Chicago home garden, Chicago garden design, Chicago garden designs, Chicago landscaper, Chicago landscapers, Chicago houseplants, Chicago houseplant, Chicago garden supply, Chicago garden supplies, Chicago garden walk, Chicago plants, Illinois garden centers, interior plant rentals, indoor plant care experts, chicago interior plantscape, ambius, green roof plantings, parkway garden plantings, chicago commercial landscape, chicago residential landscape, Illinois gardens, Illinois koi, Illinois bonsai, Chicago bonsai, garden supply store, Chicago nursery, Chicago nurseries, Chicago gardener, Chicago gardeners, bamboo giftsets, bamboo gift set, bamboo gifts, lucky bamboo, handmade planters, handmade pots, hand made pottery, bonsai supply, bonsai planter, chicago plants for sale, chicago garden sale, chicago flower sale, chicago gardening, chicago bamboo sale, bamboo sale in chicago, lucky bamboo in chicago, lucky bamboo chicago, plant nursery, plant seed, plant seeds, caring for plant, plant pots, plant care, indoors plant, pot plant, green plant, plant garden, grow plant, lucky bamboo sale, high-end garden products, Adenium, Adenium obesum, bonsai how to grow, desert rose plants, desert rose plant, desert rose care, desert plants, bonsai plants, desert rose growing, desert rose seeds, desert rose flowers, desert rose propagation, desert rose tree, desert rose pruning, bonsai seeds, bonsai plant, how to grow rose, desert rose fertilizer, rose care, rose plants, bonsai care, desert rose planting, rose gardening, desert rose soil, bonsai planting, bonsai gardening, desert rose cuttings, bonsai flowers, bonsai growing, bonsai how to care for, desert plant, rose planting, desert rose garden, rose types, bonsai trees, rose pruning, rose varieties, bonsai pots, bonsai tree, desert rose seed, bonsai garden, bonsai pruning, rose growing, caring for bonsai, desert rose nursery, indoor bonsai, desert rose lyrics, tree rose, rose flowers, bonsai pot, desert rose cutting, desert cactus, rose garden, rose plant, rose nurseries, desert rose sting, caring for rose, rose gardens, winter rose, flower rose, bonsai nursery, rose nursery, rose growers, yellow rose, rose hardy, rose bloom, bonsai leaves, blooms rose, rose zone, houseplants in chicago, chicago garden centers, chicago wholesale garden center, garden wholesalers, conservatory in chicago, chicago conservatory, indoor gardening, cheap houseplants, discount garden gifts, and much much more. Thank you for checking our chicago landscape company out.