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April 17, 2011


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Beautiful Photos!


Gorgeous Kathleen - and I loved the story. I have to remember to plant these for next year.

Shady Gardener

Hi Kathleen, I've never had good luck with these bulbs. I planted them two falls ago (orange and yellow), and the yellow were the only ones to grow. They did bloom, but didn't thrive I guess. They're not back this year... Yours are great! (They are supposed to ward off moles!)

Janet, The Queen of Seaford

So, were you standing on your head for that one shot? hahaha What a bright and cheery yellow.. I have never grown Fritillaria --may have to look into this.


Fascinating story! I have never seen Fritillaria up close like that before. It's great to learn new things about favorite plants isn't it?!


I am completely intrigued with your Fritillaria. Thanks for the information Kathleen.


Kathleen, I was wondering what these little beauties were called. I've seen them blooming now in my area. Thanks for the history lesson. I will have an appreciation for them that I didn't have before.


This is species I've just discovered in the past year or so. So pretty! :)

Jan@Thanks for today.

I have Fritillaria on my list of 'must have's'. There are quite a few varieties so it will be hard to choose, but this one looks like a winner;-) Beautiful, Kathleen.


I have quite a few fritillaria bulbs planted. They come up but never bloom.
Yours are lovely.


Fascinating lore and what a good looking flower~I have to admit to never trying to grow it~I wonder if I could? gail

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In my country this flower is known by the name of votive lamp, and has also a religious signification. I saw only orange color, here I see for the first time an yellow one.


Hi Kathleen, Beautiful flower and photographs. It was interesting to learn about the "tears of Mary". Have a great Easter!

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