Survey of Flowers Blooming for the Holidays

Paul Licht
Thu, 26 Nov 2009 15:10:57 PST
Out here in the Bay area,  aloes, penstemons, and salvias are 
particularly attractive at this time of year.

Paul Licht, Director
Univ. California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

J.E. Shields wrote:
> I would like to hear what flowers are blooming for the holiday 
> season.  What do you have in your garden that blooms for Christmas/New 
> Years?  What are in the florists?
> Traditional around here of course are poinsettias; and there is a major 
> producer of poinsettias, Heartland Growers, just across the fields behind 
> our place.
> I'm going to venture out into the crowds in a few days and make an informal 
> survey of what I else see offered for sale in florists, garden centers, and 
> supermarkets.
> Are there forced bulbs in bud or in bloom right now?
> Do they all come from the same growers around the world or are they 
> region-specific?
> I want to hear about what is out there.
> Jim Shields
> in Westfield, Indiana
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