What's Blooming Week of December 17th.

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sat, 17 Dec 2011 12:50:01 PST
The weather has been rather mild, as when I took Emma the Husky mix for a 
long walk in 60°F temperatures on last Tuesday; but it turned much more 
seasonal for December a few days ago, with snow flurries this morning and 
34°F this afternoon.

In the smaller greenhouses, there are blooms on the Haemanthus 
pauculifolius and Tulbaghia simmleri, with scapes showing on Nerine 
undulata and Veltheimia bracteata.  Various Lachenalia are blooming or have 
just bloomed.  There is also a nice spike on Aloe microstigma with a few 
flowers starting to open.

In the big greenhouse, there are blooms on one Clivia caulescens, on Clivia 
robusta "Maxima," and on a Caliphruria korsakoffii.  This is spite of the 
fact that we're running the temperatures in there quite cool for now, in 
hopes of getting early bloom on the Clivia miniata hybrids.

Jim S.
in central Indiana, USA

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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