Slow time on the bulb scene

James Waddick
Sun, 05 Jul 2009 12:45:23 PDT
Dear Friends,

	We continue exceedingly wet, but it is a slow time on the 
bulb scene here.

	Crinum bulbispermum is just about done and C. x powelllii is 
at peak.  A few years ago we planted 3 clumps of C. x powellii around 
the garden to see how they'd do without little or no protection in 
Zone 5/6. The ones in the wettest spot are almost dead, due I think 
to wet and freezing temps. But the plants in dry spots are great. One 
clump of 3 or 4 bulbs has around 12 -13 stalks in full bloom.

	A few misc Crinum are blooming too such as 'Catherine' and 
'Cecil Houdyshel'.

	Lilies are coming and going - Orienpets are most obvious now 
and very showy, but shorter than in previous years. Asiatics almost 

	Anthericum is a 'cloud' of hundreds of small white flowers. Lovely.

	All iris have gone to seed, and  many geophytes are dormant. 
The summer heat is on, but it is very green and lush form all the 
rain. Adenium are starting up in the heat and annuals are pretty 
showy too.

	What's blooming where you are at ?		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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