Watsonias & fire.

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:11:53 PDT
I think I read that some of these fire flowers can be flowered in the 
garden if they are fertilized.  It could be the minerals in the ashes 
that triggers flowering.

I think it could also be the reduction of competition and clear skies 
overhead - but then, I live in a place that doesn't have much clear 
sky, so a fire here that kills trees makes a big difference in the 
amount of light reaching the ground.  That might not be the case in 
South Africa.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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