first flowers

clayton3120 clayton3120
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:42:31 PDT
 SAfter all these years of growing, it's still a thrill to see a seedling
bloom.  Erythronium sibericum budded here for the first time.   It's like
magic. I can't wait to see it.
Rick K

On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 5:39 PM, Kathleen Sayce <>wrote:

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