Rhodophiala splendens: The Sweet Poetic Justice!

David Maxwell opbungalow@gmail.com
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 10:09:05 PDT
Well, after a 4 year wait, I was expecting a red R.spenden to finally
bloom…but yesterday what bloomed instead was a pink R.advena…or
possibly a pink R.bifida...I don't know for sure.

Over the course of their repottings & many migrations around the yard,
I accidentally switched the potting labels in two (or more) of the

Fortuntely a bulb in another pot was also sending up its first
scape…so I was hoping the confusion would be quickly resolved when it

Wouldn’t you know Sacramento had its first scorcher (F98) of the year
yesterday…if felt like someone had turned up the sun…and having left
all the pots of various Rhodophiala bulbs in full sun, the tender neck
of the scape scorched & withered!

So the mislabeling mystery…and my delayed gratification…will go one
for yet another year!

Oh, the sweet poetic justice...and so many lessons yet to be learned!


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