Scilla are one of those bulbs that works hard in the garden. It is not as well known or frequently grown as its flashier cousins, narcissus, grape hyacinths, hyacinths, crocuses, and tulips, but is worth growing!
I grow Scilla siberica in my garden. I planted these bulbs many years ago and they faithfully come back each year. Scilla are also known as Squill and Bluebells. These are surefire bulbs.
These scilla bloom very early and are understated, but definitely a presence. They come in other colors like white, purplish pink and violets too. I wish I had taken a macro shot of these but it was way back when I did not know quite how to operate the camera. (Thanks Frances for showing me)
Check them out this fall, and don't be afraid to try something different. Other good bulbs you might like to try include Chionodoxa luciliae, (now changed to Chionodoxa forbesii) aka Glory of the Snow. Both of these bulbs are reliable no matter the circumstances, but you do want to plant them where you can enjoy them up close. Get busy as fall bulb planting season is full upon us!
in the garden....
Happy Anniversary to my dear husband, who indulges my passion for both gardening and for blogging. He's a great husband. Thanks for all you do Babe! I love you so very much!