Hymenocallis Growing

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Sat, 22 Apr 2006 15:18:17 PDT
Thanks a lot for that posting, Jim. I'm really keen on Hymenocallis
occidentalis now, although I have to admit that I barely know it. I have two
plants which I've had for a year or two; I've never been too sure what to do
with them. 

I found your comments on your experiences with plants from various sources
interesting. I have no idea where my plants came from. 

Have you ever wanted a plant so much that instead of doing the right, bold
thing and just planting it and letting it take care of itself, you coddle it
and slowly drive it to the brink? That's what I did with the Hymenocallis
liriosme obtained from Thad Howard forty years ago.  I don't want to do this
to my Hymenocallis occidentalis, so your comments are a big encouragement. 

They are coming out of the pots and going into the ground soon.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Iris 'Dardanus' is
putting up lots of scapes - as are the tall bearded garden iris. Today's
rain, gentle so far, caught some of the tree peonies in full bloom: they are
all staring at the mud tonight. 

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