Saturday, February 26, 2011

South African Bulbs Article

South African bulbs are some of the most colorful, and in many cases the easiest to grow, of all spring blooming bulbs. We are already familiar with hybrids of the more popular species, such as gladiolas, freesias and sparaxis but there are many more now available to Bay Area gardeners. For a good introduction, check out my recent article on these wonderful South African bulbs that appeared in the 2/23/11 SF Chronicle. As well as being a useful summary of the many exciting Cape bulbs now available from local growers, there are a dozen colorful photos. The two photos posted here are a sparaxis hybrid on the left and the startlingly beautiful Moraea villosa on the right, both from my garden.

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