A few Nerines

Michael Mace mikemace@att.net
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 11:12:43 PDT
Andrew wrote:

>> Have others on the Pacific coast seen this tardiness?

Nice flowers, Andrew!  Thanks for sharing.

A couple of my Nerines are in bud now, but most have either just finished
blooming or are about 2/3 of the way through.  So I'd call it a normal but
slightly extended season here.

This was a very good Nerine year for me -- I'd guess that about 80% of my
small collection bloomed.  That's much better than my usual 40-50% rate.  I
have no idea what caused it, unless it was the fact that I repotted them all
two years ago.  Nerine buds apparently form over a two year period, so maybe
they're thanking me for the fresh soil.

Among other bulbs, the fall Oxalis are blooming very nicely, Strumaria
truncata is in bud, and Moraea polystachya has been in bloom for a couple of

San Jose, CA

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