September Photos

Started by Judy Glattstein, September 01, 2022, 06:14:12 PM

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Judy Glattstein

xAmarcrinum are happily shoving their stalks up and out the pseudostem, one is already in flower. I seem to lose labels, wonder if they are Crinum. But then the substance and position of the flowers tells all. Yes, the leaves are somewhat different, between the two. But the flowers tell it all quite clearly.

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Brent C. Dickerson

First posting here (howdy, all).  I hope I do this right...

I took photos of the four Belladonnas which are blooming in my garden today, and put them together in one image for comparison purposes:


Martin Bohnet

While I'm processing the requests for EX05, the garden proceeds more and more towards autumn: Colchicum montanum
bursts directly from the ground - ta least they can't tip over and lay flat this way. Don't ask me where the slugs came from, those flowers were sampled before the rain... Barnardia japonica
shares the same color scheme.
My own Amarcrinum is flowering as well, and the pink Rhodophiala bifida
actually got another flower stalk.

Last one for today is Hedychium densiflorum
Height: 80-100 cm (2.6-3.3 ft)
Flower Colors: orange
Flower Season: late summer to early autumn
Climate: USDA Zone 7-8
, just to proove I'm not totally limited to pink right now.
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)


Some tiny flowers...

Albuca osmynella flowering through Pelargonium bowkeri
Igidia volubis with little pendant flowers on a vining unbranded inflorescence 
Bulbine spongiosa with an apparently indeterminate inflorescence...3 months so far. Also, I'm not losing the War on slugs and snails in the greenhouse since this plant doesn't look like Swiss cheese
Ledebouria socialis Miner
Solanum tuberosum seedling of traditional Andean clone...not tiny, but actually being some kind of decorative!
Oxalis pedunculatum each inflorescence blooms for an extended time with three series of thankfully not fertile flowers...this o e stuck in the dirt is the only one that didn't fry in the heat 
Nerine filifolia going into the haze of pink but very nice up close. There will be copious seed and no other Nerines blooming now.
Thymus praecox Elfin not a geophyte but tiny 
Barnardia japonica this one apparently doesn't attract slugs

where it is even hot in San Francisco 

Martin Bohnet

Amaryllids continue, from the tiny Nerine masoniorum
to the big xAmarines - one of them is planted out, flowering the second year in a row, but these in the pot are just a few days earlier.

I'll never understand how Tigridia pavonia
Height: 45-80 cm (1.5-2.6 ft)
Flower Colors: white, red, yellow, pink, orange, patterned
Special: edible storage organ
Life form: deciduous bulb
Climate: USDA Zone 8-9
is pollinated - all the insects go for the oil glands and ignore the anthers/stamens.

Next Ginger in flower is Hedychium coccineum
Flower Colors: orange, red
. Last image shows Ipomoea pubescens
Height: 150-250 cm (4.9-8.2 ft)
Flower Colors: purple
Special: climber
Life form:  tuber
and Bomarea edulis
mingling - I'm not sure though if this is a pure eduliis, as the color is more in the reddish realm than usual. I've never gotten seeds from this clone, so maybe its a sterile hybrid - though it may just be  because those usually flower a lot later than the pink/lime plants (which are grown from seed)
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

David Pilling

Quote from: Martin Bohnet on September 15, 2022, 02:44:30 PMI'll never understand how Tigridia pavonia
is pollinated - all the insects go for the oil glands and ignore the anthers/stamens.

Pretty common. Insects go for the nectar and pick up pollen and deposit it coincidentally.

Martin Bohnet

no. not in this case, I think - look at the pic. The oil glands are down there where the bee is, at the side of the inner petals. everything reproductive is at the tip of the column - 5 cm away.
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

David Pilling

Similar thoughts about lilies and pollination made me point a video camera at some for a couple of hours and watch what happened, edited highlights on the PBS YouTube channel:

Same thing, bees are after nectar which is some way from the anthers and stigma.

David Pilling

A couple of photos from the garden today of plants that make me happy when they flower.

First Amaryllis belladonna
- these bloom for me since I took the advice to leave the pots dry in the sun in Summer. I hesitate to say "bake in the sun", since it is rarely that hot here in the North of England.

Second Hesperantha coccinea
which when I planted the bulbs was known as Schizostylis coccinea.

Brent C. Dickerson

Some of my Rhodophialas are blooming right now.  I attach three photos.

One, a pink form of R. bifida, is the result of seed received from PBS quite some time ago when I was a member.  To the rear, you see some specimens of Iris pallida 'Dalmatica'.


A few years ago, I received via eBay three small bulbs as being a hybrid of Rhodophiala bifida x R. granatiflora.  Two of them are blooming right now, and are the other two pix. 



(Last year I crossed the pink form with the hybrid, and several seedlings resulted, too young yet to bloom.)


First time to flower for me. Brunsvigia bosmaniae. Two flower stalks too! Here is a Drimia maritima. 


Second inflorescence of B bosmaniae. The first inflorescence was so heavy it broke. Also Haemanthus pubescens arenicola.

Martin Bohnet

After days of (needed but unpleasant) rain, September leaves us with a final sunny day. Unfortunately, some of the crocus didn't take well to the water from above, so I'll use them as off-focus background for another Ferraria welwitschii
Height: 30-45 cm (1-1.5 ft)
Flower Colors: yellow, brown, patterned
Flower Season: early summer
picture. Crocus banaticus
is an exception to that rule.

Not a crocus, the waterlilly colchicums look surprisingly pristine despite the weather - maybe because they are at the beginning of their flowering. talking about looks: Sternbergia greuteriana
Height: 10-20 cm (3.9-7.9 inch)
Flower Colors: yellow
Flower Season: mid autumn
is the only Sternbergia for me looking distinctive from all the other luteas/sieculas /whatever, so I don't care if the species is accepted.

Leaving ground level I can offer Gladiolus sericeovillosus
Height: 45-100 cm (1.5-3.3 ft)
Flower Colors: patterned, brown
Flower Season: late summer to early autumn
Climate: summer rain climate
- the long spike is in flower for quite some time now. Last but not least the pink form of Hesperantha coccinea
helps understanding the move from Shitzostylis to that bigger Genus. but @David Pilling: When I planted them, they actually were known as rhizomes, not bulbs :P
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

David Pilling

Quote from: Martin Bohnet on September 30, 2022, 04:45:39 PMWhen I planted them, they actually were known as rhizomes, not bulbs

Evolution eh?

When you leave home the garden is full of dinosaurs, get back and it's all monkeys with iPads trashing the place.

I will try to add photos of the subsurface bits of Hesperantha coccinea
, if they die back for the Winter. There's a famous photo of propagules on the wiki page for Hesperantha coccinea
which should hint at the rhizomoneous nature of them. Also something to look out for. The flowers cheer me up, finding some propagules would be the cherry on the cake.