Hello! I am Leonid Bondarenko.
My old garden, where I started growing flowers long time ago, is situated near Vilnius town, Republic of Lithuania. Once the Garden was a place where I planted the main part of my collection. Now I use this name in the Internet name as a simbol and out of respect for this point where everything began.
The basic part of my collection was formed with wild plants collected in expedition in The Caucasus and mountain regions of Central Asia: Allium, Colchicum, Fritillaria, Iris. It has pre-determined priorities of my garden work for many years. Now I grow bulbous and tuberous plants got from many sources of different regions of the world.
The principal rule of my work is the growing of bulbs in outdoors mainly, even they were native from places with natural conditions very distinguished from our ones. The moving of wild plants (or plants received from my foreign colleagues) to my garden is a first step only on a very long way of adaptation. I sell extremely rarely plants collected in wild. Always I try to grow one or more garden seed generations. Sometimes at time of flowering come 5-10 % of seedlings, but these plants tested and selected by the nature self grow much more better in our climate condition. The best seedlings I use for clone creation and in the end, these clones form my collection and can be put on sail. So I could formulate shortly my conception: "I do not create a special condition for plants, but try to transform plants for our climate condition". If a plant has not a biological reserve for such transformation - I use a crossing trying to get hybrids with unique signs of the plant but grown and propagated well in our land. Sometimes hybrids have new not prognosticated merits.
It's ninth version of my web site which is updated every year. Seems my nursery become well known for many flower lovers and I am satisfied that to long list of countries where from I receive orders constantly are add some new ones. I have good contacts with my foreign colleagues and see that it really help me to make my work. I need help of specialists for identification of many plants collected in wild by myseld, got from different sources and grown from seeds. Many time I have a case to understand that green world of our planet is not investigated well and many plants are waiting our attention and our interest.
I do not think my nursery some day will be a large farm, because my production is always bulbs of limited interest and limited able to increasing. It's impossible to applicate a good worked technology to plants I have. So it need time to find methods of growing for every one. Full introduction it's a long process some time without success in the end. So I must say sorry if I can not realize your orders, because my stocks is not too big. I can recommend only one way to get awonted plant - make early order.
My nursery is tested with state service of protection of plants and I am able to make an international phyto-certificate for every party of ordered bulbs if needed.
I try executing my obligation (shown in detail in the page SALE) very strictly. I recommend read this information with attention. In the same page you can find terms of delivery, data for contacts and bank data.
Please mean "Lithuania Rare Bulb Garden" is web site name, but not a name of a nursery. In Lithuania there is not a tradition to name farms with beautiful names. My farm has a register number.
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