TOW N.H.Do in June - Garden

Diane Whitehead
Mon, 07 Jun 2004 21:26:36 PDT
In general, but particularly for Pacific Northwest North America and 
Western Europe -

There isn't much to do in June except clear away dead bulb foliage, 
and dig up and separate overcrowded clumps of bulbs.  You can also 
plant a few more summer flowering bulbs like gladiolus for later 


Now is the time to order rarities from specialty bulb nurseries. I 
have listed a few of the genera that caught my eye -  particularly 
ones I had never heard of before.

Here is a list of some with websites:

In the U.S.A.
sells bulbs June through Sept 15
South African plus a few Brodiaea and Dichelostemma from California
fall planted bulbs lots of colchicums including Corydalis, 
Lachenalia, Nerine, Oxalis, Tecophilaea
orders accepted until Oct.1  Shipping begins in late July.
Western U.S., Central and South America, South Africa, rest of world
some unusual amaryllids: Phaedranassa, Eucrosia, Rauhia
pages of Oxalis,
Blandfordia, Lapiedra

In Canada:
ships in the fall, but early ordering is advised.
Central Asian alliums,
lots of rhizomatous woodlanders.

In Europe:
4 sp of calochortus, oxalis, including palmifrons
orders accepted from January, bulbs sent starting Sep 1
Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden
Leonid Bondarenko
central Asian bulbs and others.  Hybridizes elegant tulip  T. 
acuminata x T. sprengerii hort. "Green Miracle".
order by July 30   airmail Aug and Sep

Janis Ruksans  Latvia
No website, and I've loaned my catalogue to a friend who is also 
going to order.  This year Janis is listing lots of bulbs that he 
hasn't listed before.  August 1 is the deadline.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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