Fall odds and ends

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:11:20 PDT
Dear All,
	The responses have inspired me.

	Colchicum are weeks gone, but were not especially good this year.
	I have reported earlier  about the poor and fitful Lycoris 
season, alas.

	What 'perked' my eyes was Jim Mc 's report of Biarum 
tenuifolium. I've grown it for years and it multiplies a bit, but it 
has never bloomed. The foliage is up and looks healthy.  I suspect it 
is somewhat marginal, but it has grown well. What can I be omitting 
from to make it happy enough to bloom.?
		Appreciate any comments. Does anyone else grow this 
in a cold climate and get bloom ?

	Sternbergias, always a bit iffy here have nearly been 
eliminated from a few too many climatic extremes. A few bulbs are up 
with foliage, but flowers seem doubtful.

	And almost all Arillate/Oncocyclus iris have begun to show 
some 'life' and pushing leaves.  It is some relief to see them again 
and know they haven't disappeared over the summer.

	I appreciate all the commentaries.

				Thanks a lot		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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