Hyacinthoides non-scripta

patty allen prallen2@peoplepc.com
Thu, 08 May 2008 16:34:36 PDT
Hi Mary Sue,
Thank you so much for putting those photos up! They were georgous and DID remind me of fields and pastures of Bluebonnets in central Texas(especially)where they grow under Liveoak and Mesquite trees and beside Prickly Pear Cactus.  Beautiful!!


-----Original Message-----
>From: Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org>
>Sent: May 8, 2008 10:28 AM
>To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [pbs] Hyacinthoides non-scripta
>Patty asks:
>>Personally, I would love to see you post a photo of an "English Bluebell 
>I added a couple of pictures to the wiki after we visited the UK in 2005 
>and hiked in some place where they were in bloom. It was enchanting.
>I've taken pictures of the "Spanish Bluebells"  we've been talking about 
>since I noticed long ago that it wasn't on the wiki, but somehow have never 
>gotten it added. In my northern California garden it is dependable, but not 
>weedy. I'm not sure why it would increase more in other Pacific Northwest 
>areas than it does here. Maybe mine are too shady. But once again what is a 
>weed in some areas is not in another.
>I planted Alstroemeria that Roy Sach gave me and they rarely bloom, but do 
>spread more than I'd like for a non blooming plant. I think we discussed 
>why they might not do well for me and concluded they preferred better soil 
>and more fertilizer. I'm not sure how you'd dig them out to the ground to 
>share without damaging them but Carolyn can try.
>Mary Sue 
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