Spring bloom, both here and there

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Mon, 08 Mar 2004 12:25:48 PST
Outdoors, the first Trillium nivale are above ground and starting to show 
their white buds.  The flowers may even have opened by now -- it has been 
too cold and windy to go back to the woods and check the last couple of days.

The Galanthus elwesii and various Galanthus nivalis are in bloom 
too.  Aside from that, the landscape is still quite barren and 
wintry-looking, with 40 - 50 mph winds having blown here the last few days.

Now I'm headed for sunny California to see what is blooming out 
there.  During the day of Saturday, March 20th (9 AM - 4 PM), the North 
American Clivia Society will have a Clivia Display at the Fullerton 
Arboretum and demonstrations, with blooming plants from people like David 
Conway, Victor ('Victoria Peach') Murilllo, and many others.  We will have 
our first annual NACS Members Meeting on Saturday evening, March 20, at the 
Brea Embassy Suites.  Contact Tom Wells, <ernestwells@mindspring.com> if 
you want to attend the members meeting.

Hope to see you there.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
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