Bulb blog

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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Many stories associated with the imperial Crown Imperial

Did you know that the Crown Imperial was one of the first plants in the world to be cultivated? With such a long history behind it, this royal highness is associated with many stories. The Crown Imperial: cultivated for centuries The original habitat of the Crown Imperial includes Turkey, the southeast and west of Iran, […]

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Flower bulb of the week: the dwarf iris

02 December 2020

This week’s flower bulb of the week is the dwarf iris. Unusual flowers The dwarf iris is a small flower bulbthat grows about 10 centimeters tall. But don’t underestimate these little flowers, they have a very unusual shape. The buds are long and narrow, until they open… Beautiful petals unfurl, it’s wonderful to see! Interesting […]

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