Bulb blog

Registration for Bulbs4Kids now open 

27 May 2021

Primary schools can now start registering to receive a free flower bulb kit from Bulbs4Kids. Bulbs4Kids is an international campaign meant to acquaint children in primary schools with the world of nature by means of hands-on activities that are also fun. There are 2,250 kits available, 400 of which are for English primary schools. Green is […]

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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 colourful 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 chequered fritillary.

09 December 2020

This week’s flower bulb of the week is the chequered fritillary. The fritty what?! The pattern on the chequered 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 (Fritillaria imperialis) 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 […]

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