Save the Bulbs! A Brief History of Old House Gardens
It may have been a crazy idea — a catalog devoted to old bulbs, the kind that every other catalog in the country was dropping in favor of whatever was new, New, NEW! But everyone knows that new isn’t always better, and plenty of people like old houses and classic cars and heirloom tomatoes. Many of the old bulbs I’d grown and loved were tough, beautiful, and different, but they were gradually disappearing from catalogs — and I knew if I didn’t do something, they could be lost forever.
So here’s a brief history of that crazy idea and how it has grown since then thanks to the help of thousands of “friends and partners” who’ve agreed with us that these bulbs are just too wonderful to let go extinct. Customers, garden writers, growers, our incredible OHG crew, and more — thank you for making the first twenty years of Old House Gardens not only possible but a joy. With your help, we’ll keep growing, improving, having fun, and saving more amazing old bulbs!