Braggin' about what's blooming

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 20:27:26 PST
Most of my narcissus are about finished (my favorites here in north east
Texas are Grand Primo, Ehrlicheer, Avalanche, and Tete a Tete). I'd like to
get some of the ones I see naturalized on some of the nearby ranches.

My summer snowflake (leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant') are in full force,
and some muscari that I rustled from an empty lot (with owner permission)
are just now starting - I thought they'd probably be muscari neglectum but
I'm not sure yet.

I also saw most of my spring starflower (Ipheion uniflorum) in bloom when I
went to my property. I've always liked 'Rolf Fiedler', but my newest
favorite and best blue of the bunch is 'Jessie'.

Just getting ready to bloom - lots of foliage so far - are the Spanish
bluebells (Hyacinthoides  hispanica 'Excelsior'). 

The foliage on my Arum Italicum is absolutely lovely - I usually plant it
among the hostas so I get similar foliage throughout the year.

Now if we'd only get some rain...

Lin in Texas

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Subject: [pbs] Braggin' about what's blooming

Dear All,

Just before we got four or five inches of snow, there were the first of the
Galanthus elwesii, and Eranthis hyemalis blooming in the garden. Now they
are buried.

But indoors there is a flush of things beginning to bloom or finishing up:
papilio is done but looks like it might be setting seed. Similarly,
Phaedranassa cinerea
has swollen ovaries. And Pamianthe peruviana may also be setting seed, but
it is too
early to tell.

Just starting are Cyrtanthus falcatus, Clinanthus (Stenomesson) latifolium,
bicolor, Urceolina peruviana, and another that looks like it will be a
Phaedranassa, along with various Hippeastrum crosses. Finally, a clivia from
donated to the BX a few years back is about to bloom for the first time:  C.
'Tricolor' x 'Flame'

I grew the several of the South Americans in full sun this summer and fed
them with an
organic potassium supplement along with their regular bulb food. They have
been almost
bone dry since late September.

Please, others, tell us what you've got blooming.


SE Pennsylvania, Zone 6/7 High today 20F (-7C), low tonight 6F (-15C).

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