by Dr. Janis Ruksans & Liga Popova


While winter doesn't want to go away, our nursery joy are very nice new iris reticulata hybrids.  They are so different and many, so I could not refuse to put some photos here.  Isn`t they wonderful?

Friday, 11 March 2016 11:43

Greetings from snowy Latvia!

As You see- all around is still snow. But at greenhouses magics happens.. Crocuses are in first blooms. From left: Crocus baytopiorum, Cr.dalmaticus, Cr.hittiticus, Cr.nubigena, Cr.olivieri, Cr.sieberi, Cr.taseliensis.

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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 10:46

There`s always work in the garden.

While Janis is climbing out a greenhouse improvement- I`m taking photos of now blooming flowers.

Anemonella `Double Green` , Bellevalia pychantha `Green Pearl` , Eremurus lactiflorus, Geranium tuberosum, Narcisus `Freedom Stars` , Narcisus rupicola and Narcisus bulbocodium.

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Monday, 11 May 2015 07:40

Anemone nemorosa: Bowle`s Purple, Mart`s Blue, Denmark, Blue Eyes

Friday, 08 May 2015 08:41

Some blooming photos from Janis greenhouse treasures:

Anemone ranunculoides many different forms, Dicentra cucullaria `Pink Punk`, Erythronium `Sundisc`, Muscari macrocarpum `Golden Fragrance`, Oxalis laciniata `Sweet Sue`, Trillium grandiflora `Flore Plena`, Trillium grandiflora `Gothenburgs Pink`, Triteleia grandiflora.

Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:41

Best smiles and hello from our nursery - our small paradise! Theres flowering Madness- tulips, scilla, muscari, fritillaria, iris, corydalis etc etc..Due to inability to work I can not put a lot of pictures.. Just small peace let You to see the beauty!

From left: Hyacinthella lineata, Scilla bifolia alba, Hyacinthus chionophylus, Iris x Moonlight, Iris tubergiana, Puschkinia scilloide Aragats Gem, Iris wilmottiana Design Master, Tulipa humilis Odalisque.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:56

Fritillaria now at greenhouse is so beautiful!

Fritillaria strausii

Fritillaria eduardii flava

Fritillaria imperialis (this example is blooming first time!)

Fritillaria michailovskyi

Fritillaria olgae

Fritillaria sewercowii

Fritillaria stenanthera

Fritilaria `Vivaldi`


Sunday, 12 April 2015 07:11

Flowering season goes on full speed

Tomorrow we will have first visitor groups- so everything must be on good condition and view. Outside finally is good weather too.  So-work work work. But ofcourse- if somebody wants to visit us- U R welcome- just ask!

Have a nice garden Saturday!



Saturday, 11 April 2015 11:17

SUN is back! And at greenhouses tuplipa hybrids are in full blooms.

Tulipa vvedenskyi x Burning Comet, Honeymoon, Revival and at last- young tulipa admire Juna.

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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:39

Hello from our country. There`s still very nasty weather- some days are very rainy,this morning  we had even snow and air temperature at day is just +2 C. And theres a feeling that wind blow through all entuastic work at garden.Sun has left me. Also Janis and Guna..They are treveling to Carpatian mountains to take some photos and to visit some other garden friends on their way. I hope soon will be sun again and I could took some niece photos of blooming corydalis, hepatica, iris, tulipa etc.

Have a nice working week and bright Easter welcome!

Monday, 30 March 2015 11:31

Flowering season is starting in full speed..just some few photos of corydalis is on awakening..and some stenbergia candida, leucojum carpatium and hepatica nobilis pink form.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:38

Greeting spring!

The official spring has came,but the nice weather has gone..Last week was magnificient,bet this has started with cold wind and nasty weather.At nights are minuses and at days even light snow. But there`s a lot of life in the greenhouses!

Here I took some pictures of Muscari coeleste, Scilla bifolia Chris Favourite, Scilla decidua, Scilla mischenkoana.

Monday, 23 March 2015 11:08
Raffy Dikranian

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am interested in purchasing a few bulbs of the Tulipa armena.

Do you have any available?


Sunday, 22 March 2015 03:23

Yes, it is possible. Please use our e-mail address janis.bulb@hawk.lv for further correspondence.


Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:39

At our place have came really nice and warm wheather. At nights still are minuses, but at day it`s realy hot! Today is +13 degrees Celsius above. So all time we are outside-and there`s no so a lot of free time to work with photos. As demonstrated by the weathert -for a long time will not be as warm. At our new replaced greenhouse are blooming scilla, some of iris, some corydalis and wonderful small tulips- at further photos..

From left: Tulipa kauffmaniana and Tulipa kaufmanniana hybrid `Agra` (by J.Egle), Tulipa orthopoda, Two of Tulipa turkestanica, Tulipa bifloriformis, Tulipa hissarica and Tulipa subbiflora.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:27

Some nice small Iris x McM are blooming:

Storm, Dark Desire, Blue Ice, Darkness, Making Out, Ruby and Sea Green.




Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:23

Some realy nice spring crocuses photos by Janis.

Crocus adamii from Iran, Crocus alatavicus Pink, Crocus alexandrii from Falakro, Crocus caricus,Crocus chrysanthus Sunspot seedlings, Crocus corsicus, Crocus danfordiae, Crocus fleischeri, Crocus nevadensis, Crocus nubigena, Crocus nubigena from Lesbos, Crocus roseoviolaceus.


Tuesday, 10 March 2015 07:29

Every day the weather becomes more and more nicer. It`s a joy to drive to work! ( Only bad mud roads are around..)
We are now drinking fresh maple sap from tree and working. Janis almost all time is at crocus greenhouses. As You see at photos-there`s a lot of beautiful and serious work to do.

Friday, 06 March 2015 11:24

Spring crocuses are blooming.

It was big surprise this morning- snow was coming again. But other bigger surprise was to visit one of Janis greenhouses- where in full blooms are crocuses. So wonderful view and the smell from flowers are better than any perfume. More photos I will put in one of the next days.





Thursday, 05 March 2015 13:17

Welcome to March!

The garden season has started!These previous months Liga have worked with home page, Gunas katalogue, with customers orders and Janis have traveled a lot- he is still working at his new book. From this I hope to inform you more often on the garden newsletter.

At our country almost all the snow is melted and bulbs wakes up. At new replaced greenhouse first rosenbackiana irises has flowered:

Iris rosenbackiana Tovij Dara, Iris rosenbackiana Vahsh, Iris rosenbackiana Varzob and at last photo is my junior assistant cat near Iris rosenbackiana Vahsh.

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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 09:50

Janis and Liga,


Do you already plan the date of open doors at your nursery 2015? Would be nice to plan a nice weekend in Riga coupled with the guided tour at your place.

Friday, 02 January 2015 22:37

Here started real winter. We have minus degrees outside and some minor snow, too. We started work on new catalogue. It will be published in January (I hope). I was forced to delete last years offer because started coming of new orders by old list but our lists are renewed every year for around 20-30%, many items are sold up to very few remaining stock and will be needed years to rise them back again. Especially it concerns to Paeonia wendelboi. The request for it was so great that we even sold some splittings of mother plants. They all were divided this year and we every year are sawing seeds, but seedlings develops slowly. So you must wait.

Thursday, 27 November 2014 09:01

The time at summer is running..We have finished to harvest bulbs and soon the first packs with bulbs will go to their customers! The weather is very hot, and it is not easy to work. But some bulbs are blooming even at such hot weather.

Acis autumnale, Colchicum kotschyi, Prospero autumnale.

Friday, 25 July 2014 07:33
Ian Hodgson

Dear Janis;

     Would it be possible to obtain a signed copy of one of your books?


All best wishes,




Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:07

Yes, I still have few copies of both. Write me personally to janis.bulb@hawk.lv

Friday, 25 July 2014 11:00
Jimm Beechey


Just wondering if you will have any more Paeonia wendelboi in future seasons?

Many thanks

Jim Beechey

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:48

Sorry, not checked GARDEN NEWS in last days.

Not in following two years, but later I hope that yes.

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:59

But after solstice festival and holidays- back to work! Liga are harvesting Juno Iris and Janis is working with crocuses. And as you see at photo- the big one greenhouse is partly empty.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:35
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