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Current Photographs / Re: Photography
July 08, 2022, 10:01:28 AM

Thanks it does look better. 
I think taking photos in bright light is most often bad.
Current Photographs / July photos
July 04, 2022, 08:31:37 AM
Haemanthus humilis A very early blooming South African  bulb.
General Discussion / Re: Mealy bugs and scale
June 27, 2022, 03:04:12 PM

I've used a soap and water solution as my first attempt at controlling a pest.

If you can get a liquid Castillian soap that would  be perfect.

I use one ounce in a quart of water for a dilution.

It's the soap molecule that dissolves the waxy coating of many bugs that does them in.

Second shot would be Neem or a product called Spinosad which is an organic composed of a bacteria.

Current Photographs / Re: June 2022
June 20, 2022, 03:23:43 PM
Lebedouria ovalifolia
Lebedouria  DML 6546
Mystery Bulbs / Re: strange and prolific
June 19, 2022, 06:41:53 PM
Harry Mudd!
General Off-Topic / Wildlife June 2022
June 14, 2022, 06:58:55 PM
Wasp eating a small swallowtail caterpillar.

I purchased an aluminized HDPE cover for the greenhouse.

it is available in different percentages of transmission.

I use 40%.

it's a pain to drape it over the greenhouse.  My greenhouse is a lean to and it's hard to get up on a small roof to drape the cover over the glass.

General Discussion / Re: Biarum dispar
June 11, 2022, 01:24:32 PM
I have a Biarum that is attributed as dispar but flowering time is off as well.

Current Photographs / Re: May 2022
May 30, 2022, 10:12:12 AM
Couple of Ledebourias.

Ledebouria ovalifolia
Ledebouria 'Huntsdrift'

I found a paper indicting that not all of the Biarum's flower in the fall. 

"Taxonomic Revision of Biarum - [Aroideana 29, 2_36] - Boyce 2006.pdf"
This came as Biarum aff. dispar.

Our Wiki states all Biarum's flower in October.

What gives?
Current Photographs / Re: May 2022
May 12, 2022, 04:08:41 PM
Flowering today.
Mystery Bulbs / Re: Yet another blue Jobbie
May 08, 2022, 12:41:10 PM

Thanks, I can put a name on it now.

Mystery Bulbs / Re: What is this?
May 03, 2022, 04:27:17 AM
Looks like a white rainlily

Mystery Bulbs / Re: Yet another blue Jobbie
May 02, 2022, 02:55:49 PM

No not sure of the ID.  I would consider sending a box full to the BX. Just wanted to be sure of the ID.

Corresponding with Rimmer we both  think it's H. non-scripta

 From B. Mathew, The larger Bulbs.
"Regarding H. non-scripta:  It grows to 35 cm in height with a rather one sided lax raceme of blue, pink or white long bell-shaped flowers. The raceme bends over at the apex , a point of difference between it and H. hipanica, and in addition the anthers are creamy-white."

So it  the apex that is bent over not necessarily the individual flowers.