What's blooming week of Nov 20th

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:42:34 PST
I have a couple Hippeastrum aulicum in bloom.  One is the normal aulicum 
but the other is the form stenopetalum.  Seen side by side, the difference 
is striking.  I'll try to get some pictures, if the sun comes out.

A couple of Clivia robusta "Maxima" are in bloom.  The flowers don't have 
much color this year; too much shade, I think.

One Cryptostephanus vansonii is in bloom, but that can happen at any 
season.  A couple of the older plants are forming clumps in their 2-gallon 
pots.  I'm not sure how well they would take to being divided...?

Caliphruria korsakoffii is also blooming; it has very small white 
Eucharis-like flowers.  These plants do quite well in a 5- or 6-inch pot.

The Lachenalia are starting to bloom, but between having just been repotted 
and the sun shading compound freshly painted on the glass, they are sparse 
and leggy.  Not photogenic this year.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

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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