Naked Ladies - SUCCESS!

Cathy Craig
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 11:39:19 PDT
Hi all,

Reading Mary Sue's post about the Les Hannibal A. belladonnas reminded me to
hike back down the slope and check on them.

I found two bloom stalks a foot tall - and they weren't there a couple weeks
ago because I checked them just after we got back from that trip.

So everyone watch your crop. I have a lot of them and did not see stalks on
the rest but felt the bulbs and peeled away some of last years' debris and
I'm pretty sure more are coming.

The soil is still pretty damp - we have had practically no sun since last
fall here and they are in quite heavy shade. I'm pretty surprised they found
enough light to bloom at all. Will take some photos and post to the images

On our walk this morning I noticed some of the A. b. species that populate
some yards hereabouts (the common light pink one) are now blooming too.

Also that neighbor's Urginia Maritimas - he has huge clumps of huge bulbs
... many bulbs are producing several bloom spikes each - are at it again. I
really WILL take photos of that too and post them.

Cathy Craig San Clemente CA Zone 9b
President: Pacific Bulb Society

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