Friday, February 24, 2012

"Grapes" For Every Garden

Grape Hyacinth : Blue Grape hyacinth with red tulips in Holland
Photo of The Blue River courtesy

The Muscari blossomed in my garden this morning.  It's beautiful and fragrant, and one of my favorite garden bulbs.  I have the common Grape Hyacinth, species name Muscari armeniacum.  They can be planted just about anywhere except for swampy areas, especially swampy areas that can freeze.

There are 30 species of Muscari.  In the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland there is a very famous planting of Muscari called The Blue River.  This dense and wide planting of Muscari winds throughout the gardens, and is the most photographed area of the gardens every year.  For more information click here.

What did you learn today?

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