Bulb blog

Flower Bulb of the Week: the ornamental onions

09 December 2019

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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Bulbs4Kids coloring sheet

06 December 2019

It’s getting colder outside, so it’s time to do some fun things indoors instead. And that’s what this Bulbs4Kids coloring sheet is for. Coloring sheet

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Flower bulb of the week: the daffodil.

02 December 2019

This week’s flower bulb of the week is the daffodil. In love with itself Daffodils can also be called Narcissus. The name Narcissus comes from an Ancient Greek story. The story is about a young hunter, called Narcissus, who never wanted to fall in love with anyone else. Looking in the water at his own […]

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What does a flower bulb look like on the inside?

28 November 2019

A flower bulb is a bit like an underground storage shed and a flower factory, all at the same time. It’s really interesting to discover how flower bulbs grow into flowers. When the flower bulbs are planted, they are completely bare, with no leaves at all. Sometimes they have some roots though. Inside the flower […]

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Flower Bulb of the Week: the Indian Hyacinth

25 November 2019

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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Planting before the first frost

20 November 2019

The season for planting your flower bulbs is almost over. Many classes who are taking part in Bulbs4Kids have already planted their crocus, tulip, grape hyacinth and daffodil bulbs. If you haven’t done this yet, you should probably do it in the next two weeks. Frost The flower bulbs should be in the ground by […]

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