Sue Haffner
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 06:41:46 PDT
Hi, all,

I just noticed that the velthemias are starting to pop
here in the San Joaquin Valley--the little bulbs only.
The big dudes are still dormant.

Sue Haffner, Clovis CA

----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Sue Ittner <>
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [pbs] Fall is here in San Jose
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>

> Hi Bracey,
> We got a bit of rain out of the front a little north of you. At 
> least it 
> generated some brown water for the barrels that collect water from 
> the roof 
> even if it only the surface of the ground got wet otherwise.  And 
> I too 
> have Zephyranthes candida in bloom. But I've found it always 
> blooms this 
> time of the year for me. Alberto told us it grows  along rivers 
> and in 
> marshes where it gets year round rainfall except for a brief 
> period in late 
> summer after which it blooms. Mine are growing in a large 
> container with a 
> Meyer lemon so that they get year round water. The best bloom I 
> ever had 
> was one year when I was gone in late summer and the person 
> watering for us 
> didn't water the lemon tree very much. It lost a lot of leaves, 
> but didn't 
> die and we got massed bloom from the Zephyranthes when we returned 
> and 
> stepped up the water. I don't know about Zephyranthes flavissima 
> which 
> isn't pictured on the wiki either.
> Mary Sue
> Mary Sue Ittner
> California's North Coast
> Wet mild winters with occasional frost
> Dry mild summers 
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