What was in bloom

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 17:16:20 PDT
I'm trying to catch up on my spring blooms, and finally got some pictures 
posted in my blog.

My first bloom on Ammocharis nerinoides happened about two weeks ago.

More bloom on Sprekelia howardii at the same time that Sprekelia 'High 
Priest' was in bloom.  I tried a cross-pollination.  There might be seeds.

Hymenocallis liriosme, my sole "hardy" accession of liriosme, bloomed two 
weeks ago outside greenhouse #2.

These are shown in the current entry of the blog at:
and at its permanent URL of:
if anyone cares to see them.  More later.

Current bloom:  Some hardy Brodiaea are in bloom outdoors in the ground 
right now, as weeding revealed their presence.  The dwarf Crinum walteri 
(in the trade incorrectly as "Crinum minimum") is in bud.  Haemanthus 
humilis hirsutus has one scape up.  Crinum bulbispermum are blooming 
outdoors in the ground like crazy; I really should plant a lot more of 
these.  Other than that, it seems awfully quiet around here.

Jim Shields

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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