Welcome to The Bulb Hunter blog. This is where we write about all of the exciting ways flower bulbs can brighten your life and your garden. From heirlooms, to natives, to perennials, to annuals…bulbs have a place in your garden and your life.
My story: My passion for flower bulbs began as a child with a red tulip. That vibrant first bloom from something brown that looked like a rock excited in me a passion for flower bulbs! The next year, foliage came up, but no bloom. The year after that, nothing came up. I dug down into the dirt to find the rotted remains of my precious red tulip. I was horticulturally scarred at a young age! What had I done to kill my tulip. I wanted a flower bulb that would come back every year. Little did I know, my quest for perennial flower bulbs would lead me on a hunt for heirloom flower bulbs on old abandoned homesites.
Here’s the deal: With almost 20 years of collecting bulbs, I’ve come to love all bulbs…from forced bulbs in pots for celebrations, so cut flowers for weddings. But my passion is for perennial garden bulbs in YOUR climate.
- These bulbs will be like old friends that pop back into your life, and you’ll always be glad to see them.
- These bulbs will leave a legacy for your children and your children’s children.
- These bulbs are investments for the future of your garden.
- Lent lily: The Wild DaffodilThe Lent lily is the wild and historic daffodil often seen blooming in the early spring on abandoned old homes sites and in pastures.
- How do you use flower bulbs in the garden?General tips for successful use of flower bulbs in your gardens! We tried to cover A LOT of information for many different types of common flower bulbs.
- Is crepe myrtle two words? Crepe myrtle vs. CrapemyrtleDiscussion on the naming of crapemyrtle vs. crepe myrtle as well as a few tips on using flower bulbs with this ornamental tree.
- Flower Bulbs to Attract PollinatorsOr: what flowers attract pollinators? Table of Contents Introduction to Pollinators List of Bulbs the Southern Bulb Company carries that are good pollinators Other Flowers that are Good Pollinators Common Questions Introduction to Pollinators You may be wondering, “What is a pollinator?” Well, pollinators are animals that move pollen from one flower to another, helping […]
- Top Pollinators Spider Lilies AttractOr: Do red spider lilies attract bees? No, they don’t really attract bees in a big way; however…. red spider lilies (Lycoris radiata) are found to be quite captivating by many! While you get to enjoy the beautiful blooms in your garden, there are several other creatures that love them just as much. These gorgeous […]