Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bulb Pictures

We gardeners have been enthralled by the beauties of these bulbous plants. The kaleidoscope of colors they display in different gardens right after the snow melts until fall are amazing. But have we really paid attention to the bulbs that they grow from? Here are a few example:

Allium azureum

Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Dainty Maid'

Fritillaria assyriaca

Muscari comosum

Allium schubertii

Camassia caerulea

Fritillaria rubra

Eremurus 'Cleopatra'

Asiatic Lily Bulb And Bulblet

Bonus pictures of Lilium seedpods and seeds.



Andrea said...

Wow Lily, they really look so different from each other, and the Alium really resembles the common Alium cepa. When are you planting them in the soil? That Eremurus 'Cleopatra', is it still alive, it looks dried already. Even the bulbs are beautiful.

scottweberpdx said...

I always think it's amazing that such odd-looking things can grow to become beautiful flowers! Good luck with the Eremerus...I've tried and failed with it several times :-(

PlantPostings said...

You make even bulbs look amazing with your great photography! It will fun to see them all blooming in your garden!

Lily said...

Hi Andrea,

Yes they do. Some of those bulbs are already planted and some are not. This weekend could have been the perfect time to finish my planting but we were out of town and we just got back. The eremurus is still alive. I could not agree more, even bulbs, they are beautiful.

Lily said...


Thanks. I know that some of our fellow bloggers/gardeners have failed with eremurus and you also. I read that they require excellent drainage and I know one gardener here in IL that has been successful growing them. I will report back next year how they do in my garden. :)

Lily said...


Thanks for the compliment and will definitely post pics next year. :)

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