by Dr. Janis Ruksans & Liga Popova

Jānis - Monday, 05 May 2014 12:37

New garden week at Latvia  has started..with snow! And the weather is changing by the hours..Shining sun, rain, hail and even the rain. Parallel and cursed the wind does not work fine. These days we were replanting some fritillaria, collecting some seeds and check plantings. Even little helpers bees and others bugs and insects are not working, but resting. We wish parallel to the hard work you meet a moment to relax!

Jānis - Friday, 02 May 2014 06:10

These days the air temperature at day is about ten degrees above plus Celsius, but wind is unpleasant. At nights are some spring frosts. But at greenhouse is quite nice. We are collecting first seeds from corydalis and crocus. And still is full blooming from different bulbs. 

First row from left: Allium candoellanum, Allium hyalinum, Allium karataviense, Allium shatakiense.

Second row: Arum hygrophyllum, Camasia quamash, Eemurus lactiflorus, Fritilaria tortifolia

Third row: Fritillaria ruthenica, Fritillaria walujewi, Levisia Pinkie, Zigadenus paniculatus

Jānis - Thursday, 01 May 2014 07:08

Finally the rain has arrived! Not big, but all garden plants were very thirsty.

Yesterday I photographed some nice first flowers of oxalis seedlings.

At first row ( 4 photos) You can see Oxalis adenophylla seedlings and at second row- something new from Oxalis laciniata seedlings.

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Jānis - Tuesday, 29 April 2014 07:35

Some interesting plants has started to bloom. Allium paradoxum, Arum conophalloides caudatum, Eminium koenianum (do You know the smell of it?) and one nice Iris linifolia.


Jānis - Monday, 28 April 2014 07:51

Good morning garden friends!

We had wonderful weekend with many visitors at open door days. Thanks to them!People who are interested in flowers gave additional impetus to work on.Time becomes increasingly warmer and fast all in bloom.It seems that everything is in blooms, even Alliums are starting to bloom.And first Paeonia (tenuifolia) yesterday opened first floral. But most wonderful at now is Geraniums. Colors and smells are indescribable.

from left: Gerainum macrostylum, Geranium charlesii, Geranium kochii and Geranium transversale.

have a nice, colorful and powerful gardening week!


Jānis - Friday, 25 April 2014 08:58


At nursery the weather becames more and more nicer and to work it is a joy! As you can see - spring is coming... and green colour at Latvia nature has arrived.

We remind that open days is this week. Un fortunatly (or for pleasure) there have been some missunderstandigs between days and dates- so this year open days are saturday and sunday (26th and 27h of April). We will wait all visitors. Tours will be every hour.



Jānis - Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:04

Some new flower photos..

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Jānis - Monday, 21 April 2014 07:29

Anemone ranunculoides time.. Golden Dream, Joseph, Kassari, Kuu.

Sissi Zhang - Saturday, 19 April 2014 04:27

Dear Sir,

I am a bulbs fans and very interested in your Oxalis, their followes so beautiful!

Now I live in China and would like to buy some oxalis from you. Could you tell me When your most of oxalis can be available and can I pay by PAYPAL? 

Waitting for your reply, thanks.

Best regards,


Jānis - Monday, 21 April 2014 06:21

Dear Sissie,

Thanks for Your interest. Oxalis bulbs we are sending out at August. Unfortunately, You can not pay by Paypal, only by cash (euro) or with bank transfer. To send to Chine You need fitosertificate that costs 8.00 euro and postage&packing is 10.00.euro.


Have a nice day,


Jānis - Friday, 18 April 2014 11:18

sunny view from outside field


Jānis - Friday, 18 April 2014 10:10

Weather became more and more nicer and warmer. At our district is + 15. Its a joy to work.  At field are blooming corydalis, erythronium and some scilla. But at greenhouse is amazing variety of bulbs which are in full flowers. And Juno iris has started their season.Some Iris vicaria examples..

Jānis - Thursday, 17 April 2014 08:41

...some else pictures from bulbs, which are blooming wright now. If You are interested of specific names-please ask!!


Ronald - Friday, 18 April 2014 14:45

I'm enjoying your 'Garden News' very much Liga. What is the species name of the Muscari (?) at the top left of this message please?

Jānis - Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:55

Good morning garden friends!Wheather is getting warmer and finer. Yesterday I verified field crops and corydalis.Unfortunately some bulb beds are empty, probably at winter there have worked some mice or rats.But the bad mood improves bright tulips which You can see here. From left: Tulipa fosteriana Red Lighthouse, Tulipa fosteriana
Riga Barricades, Tulipa humilis China Coral and Tulipa kolpakowskiana. 


Jānis - Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:00

Different Anemone blanda


Jānis - Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:20

Open door day is coming. We are ready and in full flowering is amazing.This spring 27-th of April You can visit our nursery and see a lot of variability blooming bulbs.

image    Nursery from bird's view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZJBgewSSRI

Jānis - Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:15

Jānis is back from his trip to Armenia, but still is very busy working with new articles, making plant herbarium and doing other serious botanical works. I can only catch he at some small moments to ask some specifically questions about plants. There is a lot of work to do, but a lot of joy of flowers too.Still is very windy and temperature at day is average five degrees Celsius above. But meteorologists promise, that at weekend (when is Easter) will be +20.I hope we will have wonderful Easter.

First anemone has begun to bloom.

From left: Anemone nemorosa white,Anemone rossii, Anemone nemorosa Dee day, Anemone x seemanii, Anemone ranunculoides Rosi, Anemone ranunculoides Hiumaa, Anemone jeniseejensis, Anemone coerulea.

to successful gardening week,


Jānis - Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:03

Muscari is blooming


Jānis - Wednesday, 09 April 2014 13:03

All the little creatures of God.

Sometimes when I am taking photos of flowers some little creatures prevents my attention. I know that Janis thinks that they are worthless flower photo..but I don't think so. They are so beautiful as flowers. Today I finished to organize latest photo albums and have found some nice pictures with bees, flees,
bumblebees, butterflies and frogs. Have a nice day! Liga

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Jānis - Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:49

Tulips has started their flowering season at greenhouses.

Tulipa kaufmanniana Pārsteigums , Tulipa praestans Unicum, Tulipa sogdiana and Tulipa vvedenskyi Honeymoon.

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Jānis - Monday, 07 April 2014 07:12

...and few new photos of beautiful muscari different species and forms. From left side - Muscari anatolicum, Muscari azureum, Muscari discolor susage form and Muscari turcicum

Jānis - Monday, 07 April 2014 06:23

Good morning garden friends!

While Janis is at his trip to Armenia I`m working alone at greenhouses and will write some garden news at our nursery. All last week was unpleasant weather- fog, wind axis and low temperatures etc. Today temperature is only +4 C. But flowers inside is still blooming. Here are some nice hepatica pics.

Hepatica nobilis Alba, Hepatica nobilis Pink, Hepatica nobilis  Red and Hepatica nobilis Zilgme.

Have a nice day,


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Jānis - Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:01

Here are some close-ups from Corydalis solida `Bilbo` , `Cantata`, `Elrond` and `Rivendell`



Jānis - Wednesday, 02 April 2014 07:35

wonderful Corydalis solida is blooming while outside of a greenhouse is snowing.




Jānis - Monday, 31 March 2014 13:23

After very long interruption I return to garden news. Was extremely busy with many jobs in garden and with social activities. So now some delayed pictures taken around month ago showing crocuses in comercial part of nursery supervised by Liga. Here Crocus atticus and further C. tauricus.

Ron Mudd - Wednesday, 28 August 2013 14:59