Today’s posts are from a gardener who goes by the name “bulbgirl” on Instagram. As you can imagine, bulbgirl grows a lot of very cool bulbs! She lives in southwest Washington State, where there are approximately 50 inches of rain per year and dry summers.
One of the fall-blooming snowdrops (Galanthus peshmenii, Zones 7–8)
Iris dichotoma (Zones 5–9), the vesper iris, blooming with beautifully patterned flowers that open each afternoon
Calycanthus ‘Harlage Wine’ (Zones 5–9) is a beautiful shrub that’s a hybrid between two different species of sweetshrub, one native to North America, the other to Asia. It boasts these large, showy flowers.
Fritillaria gentneri is a marvelous bulb native only to a small portion of southwestern Oregon and Northern California.
Muscari macrocarpum ‘Wayne’s Clone’. When we think Muscari, most people think of the common, purple species. But there are a lot of very cool unusual ones, like this, that are beautiful—if a lot fussier to make happy!
Calochortus plummerae has hard-to-believe-beautiful flowers! This bulb is native only to a small part of Southern California but is doing well here in a cold frame protected from the winter wet.
To see more of bulbgirl’s beautiful collection, check out her Instagram: @fritillaria_3
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