Bulbs for Mediterranean Gardens--TOW

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 12:50:25 PST
Mary Sue asked,
>I will report on my garden, but won't some others join in?

Here are some things now flowering in the open garden here in the foothills
of the Oregon Cascades, where it is presently raining (and will probably do
so until mid-June), with temperatures ranging from 35 to 55 F (2-13 C) most
days. This does not include bulbs planted last fall.

Muscari azureum, M. armeniacum, M. chalusicum, M. "botryoides album", M.
macrocarpum; Narcissus pseudonarcissus, N. calcicola, N. cyclamineus, N.
bulbocodium varieties, many hybrids; Dutch hyacinths and the wild form, H.
orientalis; Chionodoxa (various species); Scilla bifolia, S. greilhuberi;
Tulipa humilis, T. kaufmanniana, T. dasystemon; Anemone blanda, A.
nemorosa, "florist's anemones"; Puschkinia scilloides; Trillium ovatum
(native), T. chloropetalum, T. kurabayashii; Crocus minimus, C. vernus;
Fritillaria affinis, F. pallidiflora, F. persica.

In the bulb frame, probably about half of the 1100+ species are in flower
now, so it is very tempting to spend several hours a day just looking at
them, but I have to get back to work!

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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