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Through winter’s ice-colored lenses, gardeners might consider catching a view of wild tulips growing in hard-to-reach Old World habitats.

The U.S. bulb company, Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs of Bridgeport, Conn., along with the Amsterdam Tulip Museum, created the Web site enriched with the photographs of the many wild tulips.

For two decades, Colorblends explains in a news release, "Dutch bulb enthusiasts" have traveled through many countries, trekking European, African and Asian mountains to photograph some of the rarest species of the flower.


Old seeds displayed in Ga.

Water saving tools studied

Seeking rare wild tulips, enthusiasts climb great heights

Seeds at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Image credit: Merritt Melancon

Heirloom plant varieties introduce new crop diversity into gardens, but they also give gardeners a broader view of history and the lives of their ancestors.

 Some say the old seeds connect them with the people who lived long ago.

ARS scientist Dong Wang (Photo: Peggy Greb, USDA/


Peach growers in California may soon have better tools for saving water.

Agricultural Research Service scientist Dong Wang is evaluating whether infrared sensors and thermal technology can help peach growers decide when to irrigate.

First Lady Michelle Obama breaks ground (Photo-The White House / Joyce N. Boghosian).

First Lady Michelle Obama describes the White House kitchen garden in her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, and addresses childhood obesity and nutrition issues in it.





First Lady’s garden story

The wild Tulipa micheliana grows in the Iranian province of Razavi Khorasan (Photo courtesy of