What's blooming in coastal Northern California

Robin Carrier robin@no1bird.com
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:29:03 PST
maybe you've told us beefore, but it's hard to keep track - waht zone are 
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From: "Nhu Nguyen" <xerantheum@gmail.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 2:06 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] What's blooming in coastal Northern California

> It is always interesting for me to compare what's blooming in my garden
> with Mary Sue's who lives about 130 miles north of me. Some of the plants
> that she has blooming has not done a thing for me and some that have
> finished blooming for me months ago are starting for her.
> So far this year I have a few things that bloomed for the first time from
> seeds after 4 years. I am so pleased to see them bloom for the first time.
> It is the magic of bulb growing.
> Zephyranthes "datensis" - I received seeds as this species (from central
> Brazil) but there is no such name in any plant database. There is a
> Habranthus datensis but I don't think this plant is a Habranthus. Please
> comment if you know the ID. It bloomed from seeds after 3 years. I suspect
> that if I had a warmer summer, it could bloom in 2 years.
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> Asphodelus acaulis
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> Romulea komsbergensis - first time blooming, 4 years from seeds.
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> Romulea monadelpha - ffirst time blooming, 4 years from seeds.
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> Romulea hirta - seeds came from the PBS 2007 seed sale, 5 years to bloom
> from seeds. Could have been quicker if I had treated it better.
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> Tropaeolum brachyseras and T. tricolor
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> Nhu
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org> wrote:
>>  I've looked up (briefly) some of these things and find that some
>> of them are blooming a bit earlier, but others
>> are right on track.
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