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Scrapping and Jasmine

Another day on the farm is done! I’ve realized, many times have I realized this, that work on a farm is never over. We had some old junk metal that I hauled to the scrap yard. Have you ever been to the scrap yard? It’s a place you can take any metal and walk away […]

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Finally, my Cooperia drumondii bloomed

Finally, my Cooperia drumondii bloomed

Adelaide, if your reading this, we should go walk the Trinity River trail and look for blooms of the Cooperia drumondii we planted 3 years ago. Mine are just now blooming! This is a native rain lily in Texas discovered by none other than the famous plantsman Thomas Drummond who explored across Louisiana and Texas […]

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Rain Lilies in a Swamp

Rain Lilies in a Swamp

Today we divided and replanted our white rain lilies. I used to have the hardest time growing them in my rows. They would always die out on me. Ironically, it wasn’t until I went to a garden writer’s conference in Philadelphia that I learned something about Southern bulbs. At Longwood Gardens I noticed they had […]

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Prickly Pears

I really need to find time to write more about this prickly pear cactus found all over Texas. Early Spanish explorers thought this particular plant was going to revolutionize the world with it’s various uses for human consumption and the die that could be made from it’s fruit. Texas A&M has a great write up […]

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Gift Certificate Winner!

Congratulations, Devon! Through random selection you have won the $25.00 Southern Bulb gift certificate! We’ll be e-mailing you shortly! Devon April 26, 13 at 12:59 PM # Edit Hopefully after we finish with all of the kids’ games, I wll have time to put down all of the bags of mulch I just bought! Thank […]

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April Beauty- The Last Narcissus

There is still one more Narcissus blooming! It blooms so late, that it is blooming now with all of the spring blooming crinums. It is some times called “April beauty” for this very reason, but we commonly refer to it as “twin sisters” because of the double blooming habit. Scientifically it is known as Narcissus

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Bulb Hunter Giveaway!

In an effort to say THANK YOU! to our wonderful followers, we’re going to periodically be giving away random gift certificates or bulbs to our readers! Be sure to subscribe to receive e-mail notifications on the right hand side of the screen, so you’ll be one of the first to hear of upcoming offers. Would

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Reclaiming the Cold Frame

We had a busy day on the farm, and just about have the cold frame back up and running! That means some fresh seed crop bulbs in about 9-12 months. Rebecca noted that I had my first farmer’s tan of the year. My wife’s sister and her husband came at the end of the work

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Some Purple Blooming Flowers

I thought I’d share some of the flowers from the farm today. Already starting to bloom are the pink rain lilies (Zephyranthes grandiflora). They are for sale on our website here if you want to buy some. I think they are pretty by themselves, but one of my favorite combinations is to see them used […]

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Blooming in Golden

Here on the farm and around Golden guess who is waking up from a long summer’s nap… Rhodophiala bifida Oxblood Lily Stretching, yawning and reaching towards the sun, these little beauties remind me that summer is on its way out. Across the South in late August, boy, oh boy, do we need these little guys’ […]

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