bulb miscellany

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2007 11:10:23 PDT
Iris dichotoma has been blooming for about a week. It makes a nice companion
for Lycoris squamigera.
Next year, I might try some Tigridia pavonia with the Iris dichotoma: the
Tigridia will be closing up shop for the day at about the time the vesper
iris flowers open. 

Zephyranthes candida is blooming, too: it seems that just about every time I
water this clump, a few flowers pop up a day or two later.  

There is a twenty-some year old plant of Crinum 'Burgundy' in the garden
here. It had become overgrown by other plants in recent years, and in fact I
had forgotten which Crinum it was because it has not bloomed in recent
years. I've been giving it some TLC lately; today I soaked it to see if it's
ready to bloom. 

 Here's a question for our Crinum experts: is this name 'Burgundy' the
legitimate name for a particular clone, or is a sort of collective name
(like a Group name) for miscellaneous red-flowered Crinum? My plant came
from a New England outfit called Gladside Gardens, run by a Corys Hazeltine
( I might be spelling the name wrong) back in the '80s of the last century.
I've always assumed that they were distributing plants grown in the Deep
South. Does anyone else remember this company?

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where it's been so dry that
trees in the woods are dying.
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