New Blooms in the Greenhouse

J.E. Shields
Sat, 04 Dec 2010 09:00:22 PST
Besides a pot of Haemanthus pauculifolius in bloom 
(see:… ), we 
have Lachenalia viridiflora in bloom now as well.

Now I see a bloom stalk shooting up on Aloe microstigma, which we got from 
the U.C. Berkeley botanic garden about 9 months ago.  According to the 
book, "Guide to the Aloes of South Africa" by van Wyk and Smith, A. 
microstigma is native to a broad band from the Western Cape Province into 
the Eastern Cape Province.  A quick poll in the Xeric World Forum (see: ) showed that most microstigma 
seemed to be blooming now.

We are also well along to getting a predicted 4 inches of snow here across 
central Indiana today.  It looks nice outdoors, but I'm staying inside for 
the rest of today.  We'll see what tomorrow brings when it gets here.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana


Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344

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