Lycoris passeth, Cochicum cometh, the seasons march along

Jane McGary
Sat, 28 Aug 2004 18:03:32 PDT
Jim SHields wrote,
>The Lycoris are now all nearly over with here.  I hate to see them go, as 
>this means summer is about to end.  However, there is consolation at 
>hand:  the first Colchicum are starting to bloom in my lawn, C. 
>byzantinum.  It is usually the first one up in autumn, and this year is 
>typical.  Usually, the next one to appear will be Colchicum cilicium 

Jim, will you please explain how colchicums coexist with a lawn? That is, 
one thinks of a lawn as being mown at the time that the colchicum leaves 
are in growth. The flowers would, however, be pretty in grass.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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