Friday, May 12, 2006

Grape Hyacinths

I understand that these little blue gems are a weed in Europe. I am quite fond of them in my garden. I planted these Muscari armeniacum two seasons ago and they have multiplied greatly by bulb multiplication and self-seeding. I think that Muscari spreading into the lawn is a possibility but I'm not going to care! They are growing in relatively poor, sandy soil but are in full sun and I've been putting some worm compost around them. I am also trying some other varieties of Muscari such as M. botryoides "album" and M. latifolium (bi-color with wide leaves) but they have yet to flower.

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