Interesting Facts & Lore
Bulbs And More...History [offsite link]
The University Of Illinois Extension office offers this site on the history of the daffodil, hyacinth and crocus.
Fritillarias–Spring-blooming Bulbs of Legend and Lore [offsite link]
If you like legends, lore and Fritillarias, don´t miss this site by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Growing Amaryllis in January [offsite link]
There isn´t a lot here on the myth of the Amaryllis but enough for you to get the idea behind the story.
History In Bloom [offsite link]
This site tells about the myths surrounding a variety of bulbs...interesting.
History of Amaryllis -(Hippeastrum) [offsite link]
A wonderful excerpt from the book "Amaryllis" by Starr Ockenga giving a very detailed history of the bulb referred to as Amaryllis but whose botanical name is Hippeastrum.
Interesting Facts about Bulbs
When you look in the garden, what do you see? Most people are likely to see only plants. As gardeners, we think we know it all when it comes to our favorite plants. However, you might actually be surprised to learn that many plants bulbs are packed with unique histories, legends, and lore.
The History of the Tulip [offsite link]
Intrigue, thievery and heart break. It´s all in the history of the Tulip according to this site.
The Romance Of The Tulip [offsite link]
Love potions, history, paintings and more...all surrounding the romance of tulips.
Wild Tulips & Daffodils [offsite link]
Many bulb flowers, now all developed, produced, and exported from Holland, are native to other far-flung corners of the earth. This short article, brought to you by AmericanMeadows.com will give you some information on their history and the "romance" that surrounds them.
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