I always pass on these bulbs at planting time because they are often a bit on the pricey side, but then I see them blooming come spring and wonder why I was so cheap. And they naturalize easily, too.
Plus squirrels ignore them, right? Must get some in my garden. Beautiful, plus I guess naturalizing habit somewhat offsets big initial cost.
Ha. Me too.
That wallet will rule a lot of the time!
I know what you mean. I adore these bulbs but look at the price and say “may-be next year”. Perhaps it’s time to say may-be this year.
I always think of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s art when I look at these http://www.flickr.com/photos/castlekay/1609239402/
I do love these little bulbs. Saw them in the wild a few years ago in an Okanagan park before the Kelowna fires. Another memory. I wonder if they’ve returned?….
i first saw this flower in the gardens outside Blarney Castle in Ireland. I was literally blown away by this, how it could even exist. A checkered pattern on a flower?!? and the almost boxy shape of the petals? what?!