Bulb blog

Winners of the 2021 Golden Flower Bulb

11 June 2021

Six classes of schoolchildren – one class each in Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, England, France ans Sweden – are the lucky winners of the 2021 Golden Flower Bulb Award. They won this award by participating in the Bulbs4Kids flower bulb project. Bulbs4Kids These six classes received the 2021 Golden Flower Bulb Award because they and […]

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Registration for Bulbs4Kids now open

06 May 2021

Elementary schools can now start registering to receive a free flower bulb kit from Bulbs4Kids. Bulbs4Kids is an international campaign meant to acquaint children in elementary schools with the world of nature by means of hands-on activities that are also fun. There are 2,250 kits available, 150 of which are for elementary schools in the […]

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Happiness from January through May

29 March 2021

Every season has its own special charm in the garden. But after a bleak autumn and cold winter, every gardener can hardly wait to see those colorful flowers in bloom again. Simply because they put a smile on your face. And also, perhaps, because their arrival announces the coming of spring when growth and flowering […]

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Flower Bulb of the Week: the Indian Hyacinth

07 January 2021

This week, the Indian Hyacinth is in the spotlight as the flower bulb of the week. A nice little snack The official name of the Indian Hyacinth is Camassia. The Quemash tribe of native Americans used to cook and eat these flower bulbs. They taste a little like a potato but they’re a lot like […]

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Flower Bulb of the Week: the ornamental onions

16 December 2020

This week, the ornamental onions are in the spotlight as the flower bulb of the week. A flower made from small flowers The botanical name for ornamental onions is Allium, a name that means happiness and prosperity. Ornamental onions produce flowers made up of many small flowers that form a larger ball. This ball can […]

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Flower bulb of the week: the checkered fritillary.

09 December 2020

This week’s flower bulb of the week is the checkered fritillary. The fritty what?! The pattern on the checkered fritillary looks a little bit like a speckled bird’s egg. The botanical name is a bit more complicated: Fritillaria meleagris… The fritty what?! This name comes from the Latin word fritillus, which means a cup that […]

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