[POSSIBLE SPAM ] - [pbs] Favorite Blue Flower Bulbs--TOW - Email found in subject

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Mon, 15 Nov 2004 15:27:14 PST
Hi All:

Moraea, can't remember the specific species, but these were in the Research greenhouse at Mobot, part of Peter Goldblatt's taxonomic collection.

Tecophilaea cyanocrocus. I'm hooked. Apparently can't grow them well in my climate, but it doesn't really matter.

Crocus adamii. This endemic (I think) to the Greater Caucasus Mountains comes in a delightful shade of blues with varying shades of gray feathering the outside of the petals.

Muscari. How to pick just one favorite blue?

Iris. Regardless of series, there seem to be good blues throughout the genus; irrespective of bulb vs. rhizome.

Scilla. For my money Scilla siberica are the best of the blues.

Boyce Tankersley

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[mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Mary Sue Ittner
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Dear All,

The participation in the topic of the week is dwindling, but before it ends 
I'd like to finish out the color spectrum for favorite bulbs. I've been 
working on htm documents I've added to the wiki summarizing the favorites 
people have chosen and linking the choices to pictures we have on the wiki. 
We started out with a bang with yellow even though a lot of people said 
they didn't like yellow flowers. Perhaps it was all those Narcissus fans in 
our group. But since then even though our list has grown in number fewer 
people have nominated your favorites. So I propose letting this topic run 
for two weeks so everyone will have a chance to write.

Looking at the pictures of some of the choices for pink and purple I found 
myself understanding why we had that color discussion. There were choices 
for purple I thought looked pink and pink choices I thought looked purple. 
Perhaps it is just my monitor. You can look at those htm documents from the 
wiki topic of the week page for 2004 as I have finished adding them.

At last Diane W. will have her chance as she early on wished we'd talk 
about blue flowers. Please nominate your favorite blue bulbs that you grow. 
I expect there will be some purple-blue overlap as we had with 
orange-yellow and purple-pink. Please include where you live in your post. 
I hope we can finish the favorite colors in December with white.

Coming soon: Haemanthus

Mary Sue

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