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Thursday, May 19, 2011
A few species for a woodland garden
The plant on the left with the cheery flowers and lime-green foliage is the diminutive Corydalis buschii. Forgetting its identity, I flipped through a book about the genus, and there is was. The text even mentioned it had been introduced into cultivation by the Latvian bulb expert Janis Ruksans -- the very person from whom I purchased it. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and request his amazing catalog. Timber Press published his book Buried Treasures: Finding and Growing the World's Choicest Bulbs in 2007.
I have only managed to eke out a few flowers from the large clump of grassy leaves. I will split it and move it around to find out what suits it.