Colchicum -Hello

James Waddick
Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:12:39 PDT
Dear Friends,
	It has been a quiet few days on the list. And quiet in the garden too.
	Seed collecting, enjoying a few odds and ends, but no big show.
	Except Colchicum. I only have a half dozen of the common cvs 
and species- 'The Giant',  'Water Lily" etc and they are about at 
peak or slightly past over all.

	A couple stems broke off at ground level early in the week as 
I weeding around them to see them better. These got stuck into a 
simple vase and have held up exceptionally well. I have been 
surprised at these large delicate looking blooms - they neither 
sagged nor shrivelled. Now after about 5 days the tip of a couple 
petals is looking on the tan side.

	I have a high threshold before I'll throw them out so I'll 
bet they are presentable for a full week before they go.

	A very pleasant surprise.  Five ethereal pale purple flowers 
in a simple glass vase - just don't drink the water.

	Anyone else have any garden excitement?

		Best		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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