Out of season flowering

Bulbargence dejager@bulbargence.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2006 11:45:13 PST
Dear members,
We had  an extra ordinary warm autumn here in western Europe;  many plants 
are reacting outof the their normal pattern. Outside in the ground  Muscari 
macrocarpum (in the ground outside) in  flower  since 2 weeks.  (normally 
late march) Hedychium coronarium flavescens in flower (normally August 
September), Amarine andTulbaghia violacea still blooming.  Day temperatures 
are around freezing, but during the  day  bright sunshine. And  flowering 
seems not be be affected for the moment. On the other hand Dahlia imperialis 
and Gladiolus daleni flowering is finished well ahead of normal schedule.
It  would be interesting to hear if this is the normal pattern in more 
southern régions, such as the south of Italy, Spain or Southern California.
 After having  seen Al Gore's film it could be taken as an immediate  proof 
of what is predicted. Or just an coincidence?
Greetings from sunny  south of France, rather pleasant, but with slightly 
uneasy feeling

Lauw de Jager
Mas d'Argence
30300 Beaucaire France
Email:  dejager@bulbargence.com

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