Fall is here in San Jose

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:14:19 PDT
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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