Cyclamen photo

Ina Crossley
Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:51:02 PDT
Hello Boyce

I don't know much about Cyclamen.  I tried the bigger kind and it didn't 
keep on going over the years.  This is a littler one, and as far as I 
can see on the PBS yes, it is the Cyclamen persicum.  Also now available 
in the local plant nurseries.

Mine are where they get more sun than shade, and what sun they get is 
not over the hotter part of the day.  They get much more sun in the 
summer, but then there are few showing.

Very occasionally we get a frost, although those who get real frosts 
would probably laugh at ours.  It may go down to just below 0 degrees 
C.  The grass may look a bit white, which melts when the day arrives.  
With of course the matching white on some of the plants.

During the day, the temperature can go up to about 17 degrees C.  Which 
is a mid winter temperature.  Of course there are days it gets nowhere 
near that.  10-11 degrees is COLD!  Particularly when there is the icy 
wind blowing from the South.  Which would lower the real temperature 
considerably.  I don't know why the temperature is not given which 
includes the wind chill factor.

I do wish though, that someone on the PBS who takes photos, could tell 
me why the photos come out dark for the background.  As it takes time to 
lighten them and as it was an expensive camera originally, it should 
have a better result.

I bought it because I wanted to be able to take better close up photos 
of my plants and flowers.

Ina  from cloudy Auckland, no rain though yet today.

On 20/07/2011 9:05 a.m., Boyce Tankersley wrote:
> Ina:
> Wonderful photographs, beautiful garden; and I am very envious of your
> Cyclamen and their reseeding.  Are these Cyclamen persicum (florist) types?
> What are the winter extremes in Auckland?
> Boyce Tankersley
> from Hot and humid Chicago
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