What is blooming mid-October

M. Gastil-Buhl gastil.buhl@gmail.com
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:53:48 PDT
In mid-October most of my bulb garden is bare but a few recent  
acquisitions are currently in bloom. The Hyacinthoides lingulata  
opened its first blooms yesterday morning, a month after the leaves  
emerged, just as predicted on the wiki page
The Oxalis livida from PBS BX 318#25 made only leaves last year but  
this year flowers precede the leaves. It has been blooming now for  
about a week. Mine looks just like the one on the wiki:
And the Oxalis "fragrans" from Telos has doubled in its tiny pot to  
make a fragrant bouquet, although I only get to see it on weekends as  
it opens late afternoon and early evening. I keep it on the porch to  
stop and inhale on every trip in and out of the house.

My own photos of these blooms from the past week are here:

It is nice to have some bulbs in bloom during this digging and re- 
planting time.

- Gastil
Santa Barbara, approximately zone 9b or 10a

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