Here in Central Massachusetts, the Cyclamen hederifolium are starting to bloom in the garden, but no growth on the greenhouse Cyclamen yet - with cooler temperatures expected at night this week, I expect that they will begin shortly. Acis autumnalis in the alpine bed looked stunning, this evening. Galtonia candicans just finishing in the perennial border A clump of Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud' that I divided four years ago, and planted a few in the front garden, is up again and budded - remember, I am in Zone 5. In containers, I have: Nerine falcata in bud and opening, it finally split and divided this year, so I thought that it would skip a year, but smaller than average bud has emerged. Nerine massonorium ( about 1/3rd the amount of flowers as compared to last year) Zephyrathes candida, like everyone else. A small pot that I abuse, but it still blooms like crazy. Agapanthus inapertus - this always blooms late in the season for me. The flowers are so dark, that I can rarely photograph them correctly. Tulbaghia violacea just finishing, I isolated all of the white-blooming seedlings into containers of their own. Some Velthiemia bracteata are starting to show green leaves. The Acis autumnalis in the alpine bed looked stunning, this evening. Galtonia candicans just finishing in the perennial border, I may cut them down this weekend. As for Lycoris? No luck. I am quite jealous of everyone else...I planted 50 Lycoris shared by a friend in Kansas, but not one came up. Large, healthy bulbs too. I tried planting in more protected areas near the foundation of the greenhouse, but the heavy winter snows may have been too wet this past winter. At one point, they snow was taller than I was in this spot since it slid off of the greenhouse. I started the autumnal watering cycle with my Nerine sarniensis in the greenhouse today, a week early, for two reasons. 1. We are expecting cold nights starting tonight ( after the Hurricane) and 2. I am hosting a NARGS cocktail party at the end of September, and thought that I might force them to bloom early. The Brunsvigia species, which have been upgraded to large 40" diameter tubs, were moved outdoors to take advantage of the hurricane rains. Maybe they will bloom for the NARGS event too! The bulbs are very large this year after the upgrade. Matt Mattus Worcester, MA USA ZONE 5B On 8/29/11 5:25 PM, "James Waddick" <email@example.com> wrote: - what is it and where? I' contribute next. > > Getting on with bulbs talk Jim W.