What Else is Blooming....

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Fri, 05 May 2006 11:15:13 PDT
On May 5, 2006, at 7:31 AM, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
> My
> Delphiniums have been blooming for months. I have found a number that
> return planted in the ground, but some only survive in containers. The
> snails, slugs, and birds decimate some of the species, but other 
> species
> survive. So far D. nudicaule, D. luteum, D. hesperium, D. hansenii, 
> and D.
> patens are returning in the ground.

I am now getting blooms on all these species from the seeds Mary Sue 
sent out a year or two ago. And I'm wondering why she was so reticent 
to think of them as geophytes and tell us about them. They are 
wonderful; and so colorful. I had no idea they came in such a spectrum 
of vivid colors: yellow, orange, scarlet, purple, true blue. My 
Aquilegias are blooming at about the same time and happened to be in 
the same general area. There is a vague resemblance in the flowers (as 
well as in the plant style and shape), so it looks like I have all 
these flowers in all colors of the spectrum dancing about like 
butterflies in that part of my garden. Thanks Mary Sue.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

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