Friday, March 8, 2019

Pushkinia and Scilla


I want to tell you about small flowers grown in my garden, you might want to plant their bulbs and admire these babies in spring and early summer. They are Pushkinia (Puschkinia) and Scylla (Scilla), low perennial bulbous plants that bloom in early spring.
Scylla is a wonderful plant, for me is difficult to imagine a spring garden without it. Bright blue spots of Scylla look as fragments of the spring sky. The bluish, purple, white, pink flowers can be seen in a flowerbed or among shrubs in my garden.


After flowering, Scylla forms fruit with a small amount of black seeds. I do not advise you to collect them because the big bulbs also grow the small ones for reproduction.
My other favorite bulbous spring plant is Pushkinia, a lovely little plant with pale blue striped or almost white flowers. Flowers have a strong smell and attract a lot of bees and spring butterflies.


Several years ago I planted Pushkinia and Scylla in a shady place, but they grow well in sunlit beds. They are cold-resistant, I do not cover them for wintering.
In a small garden you can arrange the early spring flowers among  perennials. The blue and white colors of Scylla and Pushkinia will greatly adorn the mixborder, rocky garden, alpine hills, they are charming in the spring next to the stones. These small plants have a high decorative effect.


Do you love these bulbous plants? Where do you plant them? 

 

43 comments:

  1. Me encantan Nadezda, son preciosas. Yo tengo siempre bulbosas en el jardín. Feliz día y un fuerte abrazo.

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  2. Oh, they are so beautiful! I like especially the Scillas, but I don't have them at the moment. Many bulbous plants have died in previous winters, perhaps because of the hard frost and no snow. Perhaps in the future... :)
    Happy Women's Day!

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    1. Sure Sara you could grow them, these little beauties are first in spring.
      Happy belated Women's day to you too!

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  3. These images remind me that spring is not far behind and that soon we will start to have colour in our gardens. I can hardly wait!

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    1. I do long for spring, David. Have plans to start new plants.

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  4. They are really pretty flowers, We have some in the garden but haven't seem them so far so I hope that they haven't disappeared.

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    1. Maybe you'll see them later Sue. I often 'move' pushkinia and scilla digging in the bed.

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  5. Hi Nadezda! They are so beautiful flowers. They also spread very hard in the garden. Have a nice weekend

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  6. Надежда,прекрасные весенние цветы! У меня растет сцилла,,просто на грядке с первоцветами...
    с праздником 8 Марта!!!

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    1. С прошедшим правздником и вас, Надежда!

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  7. Good morning Nadezda,
    What a beautiful photo's of these love blue flowers. Like you've said the color of springsky's.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Yes, they are 'as spring sky' Marijke.
      Happy vernal days!

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  8. These blooms are lovely Nadezda and make me long for spring! Thank you for brightening my day and have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Hello Nadezda!

    I love Scilla and Pushkinia very much! They are so nice to have in the garden.
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. So do I, Marit. I wait for them blooming through snow :-)
      Hugs!

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  10. Que bonitas amiga. Por aquí hace frío aún para plantar nada. Las tuyas están que da gusto verlas. Las dos están preciosas.
    Te deseo un buen fin de semana Nadezda.
    Besos.

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    1. Laura, el tiempo aquí es variable: la nieve y el sol, días calientes y fríos.
      Feliz semana que viene!

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  11. In spring every flower counts. Love the small ones too

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  12. Delicates and beautiful flowers.
    Spring is already coming and we are beginning to see the rebirth of nature.
    Have a nice weekend
    Hugs
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    1. Spring is a little late here, Maria. But it comes!
      Hugs!

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  13. Bom dia, lindas flores que embelezam os jardins, sem elas os mesmos eram tristes.
    AG

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  14. This is a good way to bring the bright blue spring sky right down to earth. They are such sweet little flowers. So cheerful. I have had some of these in my garden but they disappeared. I don't know if I accidentally dug them up or what happened to them.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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    1. Perhaps it happened as I did - I dug them once but next year they grew up in another place, Lisa.

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  15. Sipulikukat ovat hyvin kauniita ja tuovat kukinnallaan kevään tullessaan.

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  16. I do love these plants and enjoy the blue color very much in spring. I haven't grown the white ones yet but you've encouraged me to try.

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    1. White pushkinia is a pretty one, Peter.
      Happy week!

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  17. Me ha encantado tu blog te paso el mio.
    Besos.
    Hola espero estes bien hace tiempo que no se de ti.
    Besos

    http://anna-historias.blogspot.com/2019/03/en-el-dia-internacional-de-la-mujer.html?m=1

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  18. Beautiful flowers. I did not know that Pushkinia and Scilla could endure such cold winters as in St.Petersburg. I live in the east of Poland, where winters are also cold and I did not plant these flowers. I will now plant these flowers in a rocky garden. Greetings!

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    1. Pawanna, winter isn't too cold here, about -5 C, but there is a lot of snow that is good for the plants. My bulbouse overwinter well. So you could plant them with no doubt.
      Hugs!

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  19. I always love buying spring bulbs in the autumn but I'm not aware I ever saw pushkinia. I wonder if they have a different name here? I googled and found "squill", which I have also not heard of. Well, I have heard of them now! The idea of a strong scent appeals very much to me. I always yearn for the scent of spring!

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    1. Dear Jenny, this little plant named Pushkinia or also Puschkinia is pretty nice in spring.
      I've found the information for you here
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/5924.shtml
      I think it will help you purchase the Puschkinia bulbs.

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  20. Very beautiful pictures Nadezda. Scilla, I know and like very much, Pushkinia I am not familiar with but I will follow the link above..

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    1. Sure you'll love Puschkinia, Alistair.
      Hugs!

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  21. I do love these plants, and I've planted lots of Scilla. You can also see lots of Blue Scilla blooming in Chicago's parks in june.

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