Colchicum Emerging

Jane McGary
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 14:27:12 PDT
I have some hybrid colchicums flowering in both the old and new 
gardens, and C. autumnale 'Nancy Lindsay'. In the new bulb house, 
where I got the fall bloomers in the ground about 10 days ago, there 
are about ten species in flower, including several formerly in 
Merendera. Also producing flowers immediately after their storage and 
move are Prospero (Scilla) autumnalis, P. intermedia, and Acis 
valentina. Today I realized I had to get the aroids settled, and 
found flowers emerging from several Biarum species -- I heaped the 
sand up over the flowers, which had not colored yet, and hoped for 
the best. Cyclamen hederifolium is producing a few flowers in the old 
garden, and I hope I get the potted ones settled in the new garden 
before it's too late, but they may have to spend the winter in pots, 
because the soil where they are to go is horrible.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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