On Friday, May 9th, a group of JWT employees traveled to Gloucester, Virginia to visit Brent & Becky’s Bulbs, a premier wholesale grower of bulbs and perennials. Brent and Becky Heath, the owners of the business, gave a thorough tour of their gardens and facilities, including a private tour of their home gardens. Throughout the tour, Brent and Becky lectured on a large number of issues relating to bulbs and bulb culture, including:
–Proper bed preparations and novel installation techniques for large bulb jobs
–Bulb maintenance, including how to truly perennialize finicky bulbs like tulips
–Using summer bulbs for year-round garden interest
–Designing mass-plantings with woodland and full-sun bulbs in mind
–How to pick and choose the best bulb cultivars
–Choosing the right companion plants for a well-rounded perennial and bulb garden
Thanks to Brent and Becky for their time and knowledge. We look forward to transferring their techniques to our clients’ gardens.
Pictured above from left to right: Brent Heath, Becky Heath, Luke Puglia, Kevin Oehler, Steve Pekary, Noah Bloom, Thomas Keller, Kathleen Gudman, Ty Ramsey, Gerard Podoba.