What's blooming week of September 12

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:53:48 PDT
Dear Friends,
	The heat and drought continue here almost unabated. We've had 
a couple sprinkles - may 1/2 in all week or less.  The only large 
bulb to come through our 'concreted' clay soils continues to be 
Lycoris, specifically L. caldwellii. We have dozens of blooming 
stems, some earlier blooms going down, and other stalks still just 
emerging from the ground.

	This is going on six weeks of Lycoris bloom from a range of species.

	The only other bulbous plants in bloom are clumps of wild and 
weedy Garlic Chive- Alium tuberosum and a few straggling Zephyranthes 
candida in pots.

	Hoping that a few more significant rains will bring more 
bloom and the start of fall blooming bulbs.

		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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