What's blooming this week

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 17:25:35 PDT
Antigoni wrote
>Thank you, Gythio is a small seaside city, if I'm not mistaken zone 10.

Even though Gythio is probably zone 10 -- it is a seaside town of the 
Peloponnese -- I collected seeds of several species there that are 
growing in my Oregon garden, which experiences considerable frost. I 
especially enjoy the Campanula versicolor which was growing in a 
cliff on the coast road near the town. It flowered wonderfully last 
summer and is growing well again. Many of the crocuses and Narcissus 
tazetta that grow there have done well for me, too. I think many 
Mediterranean bulbs and other plants can tolerate more cold than they 
normally experience in their native habitat. This is also true of 
North American Pacific Coast bulbs and shrubs.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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