What's blooming now ... week of Aug 21st, 2011

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:32:59 PDT
Haemanthus namaquensis is in bloom!  It's the first winter-growing 
Haemanthus to bloom this season.  I don't have a picture of this bloom, but 
there is one in last year's blog at:


There are buds showing color on others:  Haemanthus barkerae, Haemanthus 
pubescens pubescens.

There are buds on Cyrtanthus labiatus and on 3 Cyrtanthus montanus, 
although another montanus bloomed a couple weeks earlier.

Nerine krigei, laticoma, and [filifolia x krigei] (wrongly labelled as 
krigei x filifolia) are also in bloom right now.  The only photos so far of 
these are on the SRGC Forum at:


Another clump of Hymenocallis occidentalis is starting to bloom.  Although 
Hymenocallis occidentalis is native to Indiana, being found in the far 
southwestern corner of Indiana along the Ohio and Wabash rivers, mine came 
to Indiana from Arkansas about 100 years ago with someone's 
grandmother.  That picture is at:


We had 3/4 inch of rain last night as a cool front moved through.  That 
ought to liven things up in the garden.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Lat. 40° 02.8' N, Long. 086° 06.6' W

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