Heavy rain during the last week has finished off most of the colchicum which were already in bloom. Only the freshest blooms survived the rain. Some late blooming garden sorts are still on the way up. Sternbergia lutea is blooming freely now, and it's been joined by Rhodophiala bifida. Biarum tenuifolium is also in bloom; B. davisii bloomed about two weeks ago. Crocus asumaniae has had a sprout up for weeks, but the bloom has yet to appear. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the overnight temperature dropped briefly into the high 40s F last night.