What's blooming this week - 7/26/2011

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:16:08 PDT
Dear Friends,
	We have had extended and excessive heat and drought. Still 
some things are blooming here in Kansas City,

	Crinum 'Super Ellen' is the star right now. I think it is on 
its 5th or 6th  stalk of brilliant ruby flowers on 6 ft stems.  Wow.

	Crinum x powelli and 'alba' are both blooming too, but look 
pale in comparison.

	Some odds and ends of lilies are finishing up and L. 
lancifolium flore pleno - double Tiger Lily are blooming now.  You 
love this or hate it.

	Polianthes x bundrantii in a pot, of course, is blooming. I 
got this from Yucca Doo years ago and it has been a very reliable pot 
subject, blooming and increasing each year.

	Last week I mentioned my Summer Iris - I domestica and I 
dichotoma which are both still in bloom. A few flowers per stem per 
day, but they keep on blooming.

	No Lycoris yet, but with our drought I suspect the season 
will be late and meager. They really 'hate' these conditions.

	Nhu this is a really good idea and a great way for many 
members to chime in with a brief report. I hop eto hear more from all 
across our membership around the world.

			Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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