This opened today, and it is a Gladiolus, but is it species or hybrid? I have several Gladiolus, and when I repotted everything last summer, I put a bunch of bulbs that weren't labeled together and this came up.
I came to the Geophyte world through Daylilies. When you start the seeds from a single pod, they are considered to be genetically different from each other even if they look similar. So I am wondering if this also applies to seed propagated Nerines. In a bag of gift bulbs, I received many small immature bulbs that are now flowering for the first time and I am wondering how they should be treated when they look similar to each other. Example: and They look alike, but are not offsets on my end. Should I give each its own seperate ID number?
I have been repotting bulbs that haven't been touched in awhile, and I would like to contribute the excess to the Bx (EU) coming up soon. So is there a minimum that should be included, and in packaging them should it be in one envelope or in several envelopes. I couldn't find any guidelines for contributions, either bulbs or seeds. I understand about everything being cleaned and free of dirt and husks, it is just how to package them and make Martin's job easier.
I post photos on Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/wylieyoung/) and one of the groups I am in is for flowers with jet black backgrounds. Since a lot of the bulbs I grow are in pots, this can be easy to arrange the pot and a black backdrop. Others require a little work, but it really highlights the flower. These are some of the bulbs in bulb now.