Tiny bulbs

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 15 Feb 2004 10:52:38 PST
Thanks to everyone who is replying on this. I'm getting terrific data for 
the article. And I apologize for forgetting that there are some tiny Nerine 
species; I used to grow one of them (N. filifolia).

Ken Hixson asked, Normally I would start the other way
>around, meaning if I have a trough, will it have a grit topping/or bark mulch,
>will it represent some kind of landscape or should it be in glorious flower
>for a certain period, will it be summer dormant or in flower for a long period
>of time, will it have winter protection from frost or rain, or won't it, etc.

I was actually envisioning the bulbs as one component of a trough landscape 
with other types of plants in it that would provide year-round interest, 
such as dwarf conifers, Daphne petraea and other small species, tiny 
Rhododendron species, saxifrages, and so on. The bulbs would be a seasonal 
accent, which is why I specified that their foliage not overwhelm the 
plants around them.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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