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 symbol and sign 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 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.
This spring two trips was made: to Naxos Island and to Astrakhan and both was dedicated to frendly intercours and enjuoyment of local flora. In Naxos and in Astrakhan I saw many beautiful plants, but of course they can be adapted with great efforts in our climate where warm summer more exclusion then rule. So my long absece was a a reason that my catalogue for 2016 was reloaded so late. I even did not make a new catalogue, but used catalogue 2015. If you do not see a price so this plant is not in my offer. All new plants you can see in the additional page. I plan to make my nursery smaller and many plants this year will be offered with discounts.
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) strictly. I recommend to read this information with attention. In the same page you can find terms of delivery, data for contacts and bank data.
Pay attention that since this year constant customers may pay after receiving of bulbs. Invoice you will get in the same time. As earlier new customers must make a prepaying.
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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