Favorite Yellow Flowered Bulbs--TOW

jennifer.hildebrand@att.net jennifer.hildebrand@att.net
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 06:59:22 PST
Hi all,

Well, I have to thank Jamie for finally explaining to me why I'm not 
particularly fond of yellow-flowered bulbs.  The "they're so common" 
explanation absolutely works.  But it's not yellow Narcissus that soured me 
on the color - it's the millions of Stella D'Oro daylilies that landscapers 
in So Cal apparently can't refuse to purchase.  Especially in the newer 
housing tracts, you can't go past a house that doesn't have them.  

The same is true for Agapanthus, and I'm only just now warming to the Ags.  
The ones that interest me most, of course, are the ones that aren't growing 
in thousands of front yards.  When I finally have a yard or a greenhouse big 
enough, one of my first purchases will be an Agapanthus inapertus (here's a 
good picture: http://plantzafrica.com/plantab/…).

Dietes bicolor and grandiflora are also used frequently enough in So Cal 
landscaping to make them "common."

I've had such fun reading some of the other posts about the color yellow.  
Was it Paige or Diane who mentioned yellow colored houses?  That really 
interested me, because I do want to own a yellow house - with a yellow 
kitchen.  It's such a clean color for the kitchen.

And I absolutely LOVE orange flowers - all shades, from the palest peach to 
the brightest, most vibrant orange.

And Mary Sue, the Romulea luteoflora had a nice pale shade of yellow with 
some gorgeous darker markings, so I approve!

Perhaps this sojourn in Nebraska will make me more fond of yellow, since I 
haven't been inundated with Stella d'Oros!


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