Seasonal blooms

J.E. Shields
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 08:41:04 PDT
Hi all,

I have a couple of seasonal blooms starting.  Rhodophiala bifida, outdoors 
in the ground for two years now, is blooming again.  It really seems to be 
completely hardy here.

Cyclamen in pots are starting to bloom in the lath house under a 
bench.  One large pot of C. hederifolium is blooming before the leaves 
appear, as usual.  C. purpurascens is blooming, C. graecum is blooming even 
more profusely, and one flower has appeared on C. colchicum.

The Lycoris are almost all finished now.  I noticed one late scape of L. 
sprengeri still in bloom, and one of L. chinensis.  No signs yet -- still 
in a drought here -- of any Colchicum nor of Sternbergia lutea.

A couple of Clivia caulescens are blooming out of season; they should bloom 
in spring.  Still, they are most welcome!  I posted a pic of one to the 
Bulbs_Images list.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana, where it is still hot and dry; this is about our 33rd 
day in the 90s F this summer.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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