Quiet Times

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Sun, 04 Dec 2005 12:00:55 PST
It's pretty dead around here in the greenhouses, and very dead outside 
them.  There is even a lull in the flowering of the cyclamen right now.

One thing is in bloom:  I have my first flowers on some bulbs of Haemanthus 
pauculifolius, a relative of H. albiflos (the White Paintbrush).  These 
were grown from seeds from Rachel & Rod Saunders' Silverhill Seeds.

The narrow umbels of pauculifolius have bright green bracts surrounding the 
white flowers.  I have not photographed these yet, but an image of H. 
albiflos is at:

Jim Shields
in cold, wintry central Indiana (USA)

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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