My Bells of Ireland Grow Easily

Bells of Ireland

You don’t have to be Irish to love the bells of Ireland, Moluccella laevis. Actually, they don’t come from Ireland but are native to western Asia.  Everyone who sees them

It Is Time For A Lesson About Bulbs

Bulbs Lesson

This is the time of year when hardy spring-blooming bulbs— snowdrops, crocus, scillas, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and others— brighten the gardens with their colorful blossoms. And the time of year

The Coral Red Lily: The Lovely Nerine

Lovely Nerine

For an unusual and lovely houseplant, try this coral-red lily-like bulb. It is a near relation to the Guernsey lily of the amaryllis family.  It is easy to grow and

Tips On Growing The Hyacinth Shrub

hyacinth shrub

Several years ago, our hyacinth shrubs (Xanthoceras sorbifolium) had a bountiful crop of seeds in the fall. So we decided to try growing some of these lovely plants from seed.

Friendly and Fugitive Fritillarias

friendly fugitive fritillarias

It isn’t easy to imagine a more varied, interesting, or pleasing lot of plants than is embraced in the genus fritillaria. The hooks tell us there are more than seventy

More Small Treasures for your Garden

small garden treasures

When we consider that there are more than 100 miniature narcissi, almost 100 tulip species (including their varieties), at least 75 species of crocus, and hosts of other miniature bulbs,

Growing Hyacinth Plants: How To Care For Dutch Hyacinth

Growing Hyacinth

Hyacinths are bulbous, spring-blooming perennials belonging to the genus Hyacinthus and a member of Asparagaceae or the Asparagus family. It’s closely related to the seasonal Crocus, summer-flowering Daylily, succulent Agave,