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

Raffy Dikranian

Dear Sir or Madam,

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

Do you have any available?

Thanks!

Sunday, 22 March 2015 03:23
Jānis

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

Liga

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:39
Līga

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
Līga

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
Līga

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
Līga

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
Līga

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.

Liga

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Thursday, 05 March 2015 13:17
Līga

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
Jacek

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
Jānis

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
Jānis

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,

 

Ian

     

Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:07
Jānis

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

Friday, 25 July 2014 11:00
Jimm Beechey

Hello,

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

Many thanks

Jim Beechey

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:48
Jānis

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
Jānis

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
Jānis

We passed shortest night of year. In Latvia it is greatest Folk-festival of year, more important than Christmas. Traditionally we are making special home-made soft cheese (named Janis cheese) and drinking beer near fireplace in garden or on nature. By traditions you don't must sleep this night and wait for the first sunshine coming morning, all the night singing special folksongs decided for this night. Janis is wearing crown from oak leaves, girls - from wild flowers. The crowns are kept up to following year's Festival and then burnt in fire. This year we were only two because our children went to their husbands families for celebration, but it was nice evening regardless of very cold weather. In some spots of Latvia children were even playing with snowballs.

On pictures - Janis with Guna and fire made on small meadow near our nursery. On one picture Guna is placing old crowns in fire.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 07:39
Jānis
 

 

Singing at peonies field.
This week was filmed for television broadcast about peonies and Straupes choir, where Janis is singing. It was very interesting view- to bringing the piano in the garden and everyone sang. Splendid!

At the second photo, first from left is my mother and Janis wife Guna Rukšāns. She and Janis are wearing an ancient folk. And at the last photo you can find Janis as well.

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Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:06
Jānis

Latest news from bee apiary! Janis right now is catching two new bee swarms. I think soon he will have more bees than bulbs. [Just for smile.]

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 11:05
Jānis

Pretty nice weather is at our nursery. Sun, wind and average +20 degrees (celsius). There are just some few bloomers, but at Ligas place peonies are starting their big booming season.
All these weeks we are harvesting bulbs. A lot work to do..And a very few to take some new photos.

First row from left: Allium amplectens, Allium cardiostemon, Allium chrysantheum, Allium litwinovii . Second row: Allium oreophilum, Allium toulumnense, Arisema candidissima, Dichelostemma congestum, Third row: Lilium szowitsianum, Lilium akkusianum, Nomocharis forrestii and Ostrowskia magnifica.

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 04:24
Jānis

Beautiful and elegant delphiniumnow delights in the greenhouse. Delphinium biternatum, Delphinium sp. BATM,Delphinium sp. White Caucas, Delphinium sp. WHIR and overview

 
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:30
Jānis

Working process...

At greenhause its about +38 degrees. At hot days we are starting to work at 6 am. And today almoust all arums are in boxes.

 

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 12:03
Jānis

Very busy busy  weeks by harvesting at greenhouses tulips, crocus, iris, corydalis, arums etc. And at photos some late bloomers: Alliums, Allium x Silverspring, Fritillaria camtschatcensis dwarf, Fritillaria camtschatcensis lutea, Iris cycoglossa, Lilium sachalinense, Muscari massayanum, Narcissus radiiflorus.

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 13:30
Jānis

These were very interesting days at nursery. Janis caught two bee swarm, at tulips we
found two wagtail nests with eggs and met a moose next to a greenhous. 


Sunday, 25 May 2014 14:52
Jānis

Paeonia `Claire de Lune`, Paeonia `Early Scout`, Paeonia emodi and Paeonia Rosea Plena

Sunday, 25 May 2014 10:45
Jānis

While Janis ir busy catching new bee swarm I`m digging first bulbs off reticulata iris. But at Gunas garden paeonia species is blooming. At photos: Paeonia mascula triternata, Paeonia wendelboi, Paeonia wittmanniana and little flower admirer Juna.


Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:05
Jānis
 
time flies fly by, especcialy at garden. Despite large heat (yesterday were achieved all heat records of this month) we started to harvest first crocuses and some tulips. Today rains, but tomorrow the heat will be back.
At greenhause are blooming very beautiful Iris, Muscari, Alliums, Eremurus, Fritiilaria and some other bulbs. Few days ago I took photos of Iris.
 
First row from left: three different Iris arilbred and Iris bicapitata
Second:Iris cycogloss and two different Iris hoogiana and iris pumila
Third row: Iris schatchii, Iris stolonifera, Iris x Afrosiab and Iris x Anacrusis
 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:22
Jānis

Sun is back! Im so happy to work while sun shines. Its very colourful at Gunas Ruksanes nursery. As You can see- daffodils and tulips are in full blooms. It`s wonderful view.
Today I was working with sowing the eranthis seeds in wo different ways- lets see after years best results... And more time I was spending with oxalis. We have a lot of oxalis seedlings. Next days I will put some photos of new oxalis- wich I have
chosen to continue to grow.


Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:42
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