Hardy Nerine bowdenii

Sally Bourrie sbourrie@verizon.net
Sat, 07 May 2011 04:50:37 PDT
They made it through the winter here in Maryland outdoors in simple green garden-center variety pots sitting on my back deck -- not near a wall. I was surprised and pleased.

Sally Bourrie
Silver Spring Maryland
USDA zone 7

--- On Sat, 5/7/11, Ellen Hornig <hornig@earthlink.net> wrote:

From: Ellen Hornig <hornig@earthlink.net>
Subject: [pbs] Hardy Nerine bowdenii
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011, 7:43 AM

OK, they're common as dirt, but I didn't believe they'd overwinter in the 
ground here.  However, they're leafing out vigorously now, after our typical 
winter with 3 months of snow cover (December-March) followed by an atypical 
April with roughly twice as much rain as usual.  They're planted on the 
south side of an unheated garage, where I assume they picked up some heat 
from the nearby concrete slab, but still - they made it!  Next experiment: 
the open garden.


Ellen Hornig
Oswego NY 13126 USA
USDA zone 5b 

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