Scilla armena, Photo by Janis Ruksans, used with permission.
Last fall, I wrote about the eye-popping presentation Latvian bulb expert Janis Ruksans gave to our local Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. I haven’t yet read his Timber Press book, Buried Treasures. But it’s the next up on the nightstand.
Today, I received Ruksans bulb catalog via email, and am posting it here online in hopes that some of you will find some buried treasures of your own within.
- This is not a glossy catalog full of great pictures. It’s all text.
- These bulbs aren’t cheap. The prices are in Euros. So add 50 percent (and rising).
- You need to do some homework. I know a lot of the bulbs Janis offers are not hardy here in Zone 5. Your mileage may vary.
I do know you’ll find bulbs in this catalog that you won’t find anywhere else.
Our rock garden society chapter is probably going to put in a group order to reduce shipping, handling, etc. Look for details on our new blog.
Anemone ranunculoides mutations gathered from around Chernobyl. Scary. Photo by Janis Ruksans, used with permission.