What's blooming week of 16 January

Robin Carrier robin@no1bird.com
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:36:48 PST
it's great to hear what you have blooming, and would be useful information 
if  you included your zone - everyone who writes.  you may have in the past 
but we may not be able to keep  those zones and names in our heads.  thanks

robin carrier

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Sue Ittner" <msittner@mcn.org>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 11:05 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] What's blooming week of 16 January

> It looks like it is getting colder and we'll finally have some rain.
> Something is eating the leaves of some of my plants too. It could be
> the birds who are busy planting sunflower seeds, millet, and tanoak
> acorns in my pots and removing the tags, but yesterday and today we
> saw something scurry across the deck and I think it's the chipmunk
> who we thought had relocated this summer after we secured where it
> was living in the wood box.
> So here's what has been blooming in coastal northern California.
> Oxalis purpurea (all the leaves on the purple one in one pot are now
> gone, do you suppose purple leaves taste better than green), Oxalis
> obtusa, Oxalis versicolor, Oxalis luteola, Haemanthus deformis (a bit
> past its prime), Haemanthus paucifolius, Triteleia hycinthina (a
> short form with only a short dormancy and a long bloom), Calochortus
> uniflorus, Cyclamen coum, Cyclamen pseuibericum, Narcissus romieuxii
> var. zaianicus, Tropaeolum tricolor, Nothoscordum montevidensa,
> Gladiolus priorii, Canarina canariensis, Allium hyalinum, and most
> strangely of all in the greenhouse, xHippeastrelia, Kniphofia uvaria,
> Iris unguicularis, Orthrosanthus chimboracensis
> We were out hiking last week and we saw a lot of naturalized
> Narcissus, Iris douglasiana (none blooming in my garden yet), and
> Allium triquetrum (which we call Allium pestum), Oxalis pes-caprae
> and by the roadside we saw some kind of Chasmanthe in bloom as well.
> Having all these sunny days with warmer temperatures during the day
> has probably contributed to having some of these bloom earlier or
> longer. It looks also like Moraea tricolor might have bloomed and I
> missed it. I hope that it will bloom again.
> Mary Sue
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