Survey of Flowers Blooming for the Holidays

Marguerite English
Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:44:42 PST
I took the advice in Jane's article last year and planted C. graecum in 
a raised bed I was working over.   After being dormant all summer, it 
started showing leaves about a month ago. 

I live at the southwest foot of Mt. Cuyamaca in the Cleveland National 
forest of southern California.   I have had chilly, very windy days, and 
frost a few nights.   We even had a heavy, heavy rain about two days 
ago.  Receiving one or two heavy rains is typical in our mid-fall after 
a very dry summer.  We probably won't get more until Feb. or March, if 
the normal pattern holds.

Some hardy perennials (penstemons, diascia, salvias) are still showing a 
few blooms outside for the late hummers, although most of those have 
wisely flown south.  

Jane McGary wrote:
>  and C. graecum outdoors. 

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