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Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
May 15, 2024, 11:57:00 AM
I know these Amaryllis are common now- seasonally available at HD, Lowe's, and many nurseries, but thought I'd share this one. I've picked up mainly all red ones along the way when I find the bulbs on clearance, and have planted them in various spots in my South African-ish themed hot and sunny garden. Even my red and white one that gets full afternoon shade never seems to look good- flowers are hammered in short order. But this year for the first time this red ones flowers are looking nice for many days in full sun, seeing upper 70's and low 80's! Quite pleased to see these are possible to get looking good in the ground in my garden. I should note the snails LOVE the flower stems and often eat them 'til the flower buds practically fall off...
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
May 09, 2024, 09:14:35 PM
Quote from: Robert_Parks on May 09, 2024, 09:07:36 PM
Quote from: Too Many Plants! on May 09, 2024, 08:52:50 PMVery nice. Loving that Tritonia squalida !
Windows! To go along with some of the Arisaemas.

in pleasant cool San Francisco, where the very last of the summer bulbs are about to get potted up.

I'm excited to have seed coming of a few Tritonia! - deusta subsp. deusta, securigera subsp. securigera, gladiolaris, florentiae, laxifolia, pallida subsp. pallida, and squalida!
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
May 09, 2024, 09:04:26 PM
Cali native - Dichelostemma ida-Maia X multiforum ( Pink Diamond ).

Said to be a naturally occurring hybrid of Red Firecracker X Blue Brodiaea.
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
May 09, 2024, 08:52:50 PM
Quote from: Robert_Parks on May 09, 2024, 05:05:37 PMA few pretties from the last few days.
Inside - Typhonium circinnatum
Variously outside - deformed Zantedeschia aethiopica, Ornithogalum gracilis, fall color (well, spring color) on Oxalis pardalis, Tritonia squalida, Ixia polystycha, Lachenalia multifolia, and Pelargonium undulata.

 in unseasonally warm San Francisco, 80F/27C, but the wind changed and now it is more normal.

Very nice. Loving that Tritonia squalida !
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
May 08, 2024, 09:54:51 AM
Another first from our last BX!

Moraea Lurida

Thank you to those generous folks that take the time and effort to share their bulbs!💡
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
May 06, 2024, 08:33:29 PM
My Moraea Polyanthos appears to be showing some good staying power! 

Also previously posted- Ixia PolyStachya starting to get into its flowering groove.
Current Photographs / Re: May 2024
May 06, 2024, 08:14:11 PM
Quote from: Rdevries on May 06, 2024, 03:44:47 PMHere they are in Kentucky

Very nice!
Current Photographs / May 2024
May 05, 2024, 02:59:56 PM
Well... I was trying to wait for someone else to start May, but no luck.

Here's- I believe I bought these as Albuca Namaquanensis.

I'll add flowering pics in the coming days.

I already posted ixia Paniculata, but wanted to share its great staying power (as species Ixia go), and full flower display. It's not the flashiest Ixia, but I really enjoy them.
Current Photographs / Re: Calochortus superbus
May 02, 2024, 01:05:49 PM
Quote from: Randy Linke on May 02, 2024, 02:31:15 AMTwo forms of Calochortus subperbus blooming on May Day in a pot on my terraza.  I am not sure if they were from the same seed lot as I combined some when I moved to Spain to conserve space.  I like the contrast and will probably leave them together when I do my fall repotting.

Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
April 29, 2024, 01:11:54 PM
Well...turns out I do have at least one more flowering to share to close out April (4/29). A quick (4/30) add of 3 pics of the second flower opened today, on the Final day to close out April. I was really hoping to post a few flowers open together. Maybe in the coming May long April!

Ixia PolyStachya. From our last BX.

Again I offer a Thank you to those generous folks that share The bulb Love!
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
April 28, 2024, 02:00:11 PM
This could be my send off for April...these flowers as with many of my bulbs this season are smaller than typical! Not sure what it is with the weather this season that's causing this?

Gladiolus Cardinalis hybrid.

These are darker striking beautiful Gladiolus flowers.

pic 4829 is from May 2023.
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
April 23, 2024, 10:52:57 AM
I know I've posted my Ferraria crispa Burm. ssp. nortieri already in this months post, maybe even started in last months post, but had to share it's quite impressive staying power, compared to my many other Ferraria. AND...TONS of fragrant flowers too!

Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
April 21, 2024, 04:08:27 PM
Quote from: Carlos on April 21, 2024, 01:53:09 PM
Quote from: Too Many Plants! on April 19, 2024, 03:28:56 PM
Quote from: Carlos on April 18, 2024, 01:59:22 PMI came back crossing a badly burned area in 2022, there are few signs of recovery, but I saw a few patches of Iris lutescens.


FANTASTIC seeing them in habitat like that! Thanks for sharing, Carlos!!
Thanks, I am used to seeing it but had to stop the car.
BTW... what are the blue leafed plants in the background that look like they could be Yuccas?
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
April 20, 2024, 08:36:52 PM
So the gifter of this bulb confirmed this to be/should be Watsonia Coccinea. The leaves are like 12" tall on average, and it is MUCH smaller than the few other Watsonia I have.
When it's sunny on the plant the flowers look more orange, when it's in shade the flowers look more red.
Current Photographs / Re: April 2024
April 20, 2024, 08:21:40 PM
Quote from: Uli on April 20, 2024, 12:49:20 AMLauw de Jager is the owner of the now defunct nursery Bulb'Argence in southern France. He sold a wide range of often unusual bulbs suitable for the Mediterranean Climate. He also wrote a nicely illustrated booklet on Mediterranean Bulbs but in French.
I also got the orange form of Moraea ochroleuca from him but it tends to disappear in my garden. It is planted in the open ground and I suspect mice........ there is just one single specimen flowering at this moment.
The yellow ones have also declined but seem to be less palatable to the critters.

Too funny you say that! IDK if you saw the little story I included with my yellow ones some posts back. I had a gopher come through my rather good-sized patch (peach and yellow together that always did great and was increasing each year) during the dormant time of year, when the next flowering came around all the peach were gone, and it looked as though he didn't dine on the yellow at all.