what's blooming this week

Kathleen Sayce ksayce@willapabay.org
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:20:03 PDT
On the Pacific Northwest coast, Columbia lily has beaten out Martagon lilies to flower first. Buds are out but mostly green on other lilies. 
Late Pacific Coast iris are flowering; these are I. tenax selections and some hybrids (tenax x innominata), and dwarf I. douglasiana seedlings. Also one clump of I. hartwegii australis continues to toss out a flower every week or so.  
Colchicum foliage is dying down, so I am digging out bulbs to make room for more iris plants. 
Lobelia tupa has flower shoots with colored buds, though I don't expect flowers for some weeks to come. 
Ornithogalums are flowering, as is Sisyrinchium californicum, S. idahoense, and several selections with blue flowers. 
Seeds are ripening on several Erythroniums––and I may be able to send seeds to the exchange in several weeks. 

Kathleen Sayce
PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters; today it's partly cloudy with temps in the high 70s. 

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