What's Growing

J.E. Shields jshields104@comcast.net
Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:04:45 PST
The weather warmed up slightly over the weekend, so I poked around under 
the leaves and found that Galanthus elwesii  is up 2 to 3 inches in at 
least one spot, and even has one white flower bud showing.

Galanthus nivalis is up so that the tips of the bunches of leaves are above 
the ground level.

Both species are still hidden under the fallen leaves.

I did not notice anything else alive outdoors.

In the basement under the fluorescent lights, seeds of Arisaema yunnanense 
aridum are germinating.  A pot of Arisaema fargesii pulled out of the 
fridge and watered almost a month ago now has nice green leaves growing, 
also under the fluorescent lights.  A. fargesii really struggles to just 
survive outdoors here.  I am going to keep these plants in pots.

In the Clivia greenhouse, we just turned the heat up from 45 F at night/50 
F days to 65 F during the day, in hope that we will have Clivia in bloom in 
time for the Midwest Clivia Group meeting here on March 13-14th.

Jim Shields
in cold (again), snowy (again) Westfield, Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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