At the moment’s posts are from a gardener who goes by the title “bulbgirl” on Instagram. As you’ll be able to think about, bulbgirl grows loads of very cool bulbs! She lives in southwest Washington State, the place there are roughly 50 inches of rain per 12 months and dry summers.
Due to these moist winters and a wholesome inhabitants of bulb-eating voles, bulbgirl grows lots of her particular vegetation in chilly frames, with bulbs plunged in sand beds.
One of many fall-blooming snowdrops (Galanthus peshmenii, Zones 7–8)
Iris dichotoma (Zones 5–9), the vesper iris, blooming with fantastically patterned flowers that open every afternoon
Bulbgirl isn’t nearly bulbs. Right here’s the shady facet of her lovely backyard, stuffed with lush and exquisite vegetation.
Lilium pardalinum v. shastense (Zones 5 – 10) seeds round within the rock backyard. It is a species of lily native to Northern California, with pretty hanging flowers with recurved petals.
Calycanthus ‘Harlage Wine’ (Zones 5–9) is a ravishing shrub that’s a hybrid between two completely different species of sweetshrub, one native to North America, the opposite to Asia. It boasts these giant, showy flowers.
After being grown from seed, this Calochortus venustus (Zones 6–10) is lastly blooming after a wait of seven years. However what a payoff! These lovely bulbs are native to California.
Fritillaria gentneri is a fabulous bulb native solely to a small portion of southwestern Oregon and Northern California.
Muscari macrocarpum ‘Wayne’s Clone’. After we assume Muscari, most individuals consider the widespread, purple species. However there are loads of very cool uncommon ones, like this, which are lovely—if quite a bit fussier to make comfortable!
Canarina canarienses is a ravishing small vine from the Canary Islands. It may possibly’t survive freezing temperatures, so this one is rising within the greenhouse.
Calochortus plummerae has hard-to-believe-beautiful flowers! This bulb is native solely to a small a part of Southern California however is doing nicely right here in a chilly body protected against the winter moist.
To see extra of bulbgirl’s lovely assortment, try her Instagram: @fritillaria_3
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