RARE BULB NURSERY. LATVIA
by Dr. Janis Ruksans & Liga Popova

OFFER 2021

Sorry, I achieved

maximum of sells allowed for my small nursery for year 2021, so

NO MORE ORDERS FOR BULBS IN 2021

Very few exceptions still possible, but then write to my e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Dear friends and garden lovers!

This year my offer again comes early, even earlier than I supposed. I am not as strong as before, therefore I am forced to reduce the scale of my activities to be able to manage everything in time and in the usual quality, for which my nursery is so famous. Regardless of decision to shorten my collection in it still remains more than 1600 samples of crocuses and around 5 thousand samples of another hardy bulbs. But I stopped growing bulbs in open garden and now they all are inside polytunnels. Of course - this is adding a lot of job, as hundreds if not even thousands of pots must be brought outside because those plants don't tolerate summer heat, what inside greenhouses in sunny days can exceed +40 C

This summer I repotted around 10 000 pots, starting at end of May and finishing in first week of November. Due Covid instead of 5 mountain trips planned for this season I realised only the first one to Spain in February, where mostly were observed miniature daffodils and much less crocuses than I hoped.  Always after current mountain trip I’m repeating - it was my last, no more to mountains… And my wife Guna start to laugh - so many times she hear those words up to my next trip comes.

Last season was very strange - actually no strong frosts came, for the first case in my gardeners life I didn't covered  my plantings against frost. Crocuses started to bloom during darkest and shortest days of year and due lacking of sun and light corm size of many spring and some autumn blooming crocuses were smaller than usually. Blooming in autumn were very irregular - in general started earlier and lasted longer. What will bring this winter? Already blooms some muscari, some reticulata irises came out, blooms Crocus hittiticus and several pots show out noses of planted corms. At least rooting is excellent - all checked pots show white root tips through the bottom holes.

Very heavy and time taking were preparing of new catalogue. When I made the list of includable plants it turned more than 800 items long, what of course was impossible for me to manage. So I started striping out. What to leave or not to leave – that was the question. Although I decided - not more than 400 items to be offered, finally left 425 - a little less than last year. If you have some special wishes - ask for them and may be your dream will be realised. It is not that easy with colour forms though. Most of the plants grown by me are from seed, so they split in colour and not always I have time to mark the exceptionally beautiful ones although they are pictured and published on Facebook and Forums. The entire blooming time I walk through my collection with a bunch of brushes in my pocket and do almost nothing but pollinate. Of course, occasionally some hybrids occur, because I cannot isolate all the flowers, but such is the fate of all small nurseries that offer only self-grown plants. We never offer plants from the wild – this is our principal rule. I'm never buying plants from other nurseries for reselling! ALL BULBS OFFERED IN MY CATALOGUE ARE ONLY SELF-GROWN!

My crocus monograph “The World of Crocuses” is almost sold out. From the 2000 printed copies there are less than 70 left.

My nursery is registered as a small nursery, so I have a very limited allowed total income from my sells to keep this status. So I will stop the acceptance of new orders when the total amount of sells approaches this limit. Last year that moment arrived already at end of January, so do not delay the ordering until the last minute. I start the despatching of bulbs in June and it is normal that now by the end of July all the orders have been sent out.

Due BREXIT shipments to UK will need phytocertificates. I think this will enjoy all those gardeners who voted for Brexit, but certainly those others, who lives out of EU, now can again order my bulbs, because I renew full programm of phytoinspection, what of course will rise costs for customers in UK, not for others.

Sincerely Yours

Jānis Rukšāns, Dr. biol. h.c.

 

 

If you have problems with login, send your wishlist to me directly by my e-mail address listing item number, name, number of bulbs ordered and total summ of your order.

 

OPEN DOOR DAYS

 

This year we will have CROCUS DAYS - when every one can come and watch my collection on place. Unfortunately the lacking of winter temperatures changed Crocus blooming time and they last season were in full bloom already from start of February, but if winter will be "normal" - it will be in March so we will accept visitors during daylight at any sunny day. Only, please, inform us about your coming at least day before.

Contact me by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

 

Mid-june we have PEONY DAY, the first Sunday of August will be PHLOX DAY organized by my wife Guna who runs perennial nursery - phlox, hosta, waterlilies etc.

Her e-mail address is the same as mine.

 

Now our catalogue is divided into 3 parts: The first part is the traditional offer, in which crocuses dominate, while some genera are not offered at all. The second part I named “LAST MINUTE OFFERS” – it could be published much later.

And the third part is Līga’s peonies – see her Terms of Business, which are different from mine.

PLEASE RECHECK THE TERMS OF BUSINESS! THERE ARE SEVERAL CHANGES, AS WELL AS MY AND LĪGA’S BUSINESS ADDRESSES AND BANK ACCOUNTS ARE NOT THE SAME!

Some our customers had problems with ordering, so follow instruction step by step as written below, and it will work without any problems:

Log in with your password.

Open catalogue,

select items and numbers of each,

add to Cart,

when finished at top of page go to “Basket

On right bottom corner – Checkout

Enter your name and address, e-mail

and delivery address (if different) or write in each *box - xx

Then Next (left bottom corner)

Then enter 0 in field Phyto (or 10,- if phyto is needed), 10,- in field postage costs, 0 in field Bank costs

Then Next

Check your order and put “x” in box “Terms of Business”

Confirm Order

 and it will be sent to me automatically.

 

Attention! When you will complete your order, don't leave empty boxes for phytocertificate costs (write there - 0.00 if you live in EU), postage costs (at least 10.00 for EU and at least 15.00 for others) and bank costs. You must enter at least "0" in each box. Payment box is only for information how and where (when) you will pay for your order. You must write this in the field. It is not joyned with bank accounts. Sorry.

 

Wishing you a nice gardening season, sincerely Yours

 

 Janis Ruksans

Liga Popova

Liga still continue working on Paeonia!

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