first flowers

Kathleen Sayce
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:39:18 PDT
Many others in this group have written about the joy of seeing first flowers on plants grown from seed. 

Today the first flowers opened on a pot of Erythronium revolutum, seed collected 5 years ago on a local mountain trail. I counted 17 buds, so will have flowers for a couple of weeks. From the size of leaves, this pot of bulbs is already producing offsets, so will be decanted this summer when dormant, and the bulbs divided between garden and pot. Meanwhile, the lowland E. revolutum is growing its seed pod, having been in flower a month ago.

In local woods, leaf out is underway, with hardwood trees' leaves about 1/3-1/2 open. Lovely light greens to gold colors. 


Kathleen Sayce
PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters

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