Early winter greetings from Maryland

Marie-Paule marie-paule.opdenakker@pandora.be
Fri, 09 Jan 2009 11:46:44 PST
Hello Jim,

What a lovely arrangement

Belgium, -10 C° (14 F)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim McKenney" <jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:56 PM
Subject: [pbs] Early winter greetings from Maryland

Here's a little bouquet I picked from the garden yesterday:


It also paints a false picture of our winters: it isn't often that the first
week of January (when these were picked) offers such a variety of bloom here
in zone 7 Montgomery County, Maryland. Shown here are Iris unguicularis,
Jamsinum nudiflorum, Helleborus foetidus (and a garden hellebore in bud),
Chimonanthus praecox 'Luteus', Hamamelis 'Jelena', H. 'Feuerzauber',
Galanthus elwesii and foliage of Arum italicum, Hedera helix, Sarcococca
humilis and Danaë racemosa.

Camellia japonica is also opening its first blossom, and lots of other items
are budded and ready to go in the cold frames. I've got my eye on several
groups of the little white-flowered hoop petticoat daffodils which are in
advanced bud.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone
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