Survey of Flowers Blooming for the Holidays

Adam Fikso
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:10:49 PST
Here in the suburbs N of chicago:  Hippeastrum, (bulbs); poinsettias in 
various shades of white to red; a few potted chrysanthemums , the usual 
foliage plants, and miniature roses in pots.  Nothing else in the local 
Jewel.   At Home Depot Orchids, lots of phalaenopsis and hybrids, an 
occasional Paphiopedilum, Miltonia, Cymbidium or Oncidium hybrid. A few 
Gerberas.  Maybe something else shortly.  I've seen some cute other things 
that look like Campanulas--but they come and go in a week and are no more. 
Sometimes a surprise..  Haven't checked the local Dominick's which carries 
orchids occasionally.  There are usually a few showy  bromeliads available 
at Walmart..

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.E. Shields" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Survey of Flowers Blooming for the Holidays

Neil and all,

I wonder how widespread in the world the combination of amaryllis and
poinsettias might be for the holidays?  I'm going out and check some
florists shops around here myself, to see if they have anything more than
that to offer for the season.

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana

At 09:23 AM 11/27/2009 +0100, you wrote:

>Up here in Western Sweden we're happy to see a Primula polyantha in bloom
>during December, thats about it.
>Popular christmas plants indoor is what we call Amaryllis, which is in
>fact Hippeastrum Ă—hortorum. Poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima are also very

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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