What's blooming now ... week of Aug 21st, 2011

Robin Carrier robin@no1bird.com
Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:22:02 PDT
these are  blooming NOW?

From: "James Waddick" <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 3:39 PM
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [pbs] What's blooming now ... week of Aug 21st, 2011

>>Some more Lycoris are blooming now.  L. sprengeri is now in full bloom,
> Dear Friends,
> Like Jim S, my Lycoris are going strong again. Still have L. 
> squamigera, longituba, chinensis and sprengeri. L. anhuiensis got 
> blown over in the same storm that knocked me off line all weekend. 
> DARN!! Various hybrids abound, too.
> New this week are L. incarnata and a strange pale 
> orange/tangerine beauty  pictured at 
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…
> This is so unlike anything else I grow.
> And the first shoots are showing of L. caldwellii, the last 
> of the spring foliage types.
> IF any of the fall foliage species manage to bloom I expect L 
> radiata in a week or two, maybe others. Generally these do not do 
> very well here.
> Noticed a few blooms in a pot of Habreanthus martinezii from 
> an older PBS Bulb offer, I think. Pale pink and like a mini Lycoris.
> We've had enough rain this week to bring flowers to pots of 
> Zephyranthes candida, citrina and a couple others. None of the rain 
> lilies are hardy here.
> And a few late Crinum linger on. Their gigantic 6 foot plus 
> long foliage is a wonder of the temperate garden. Wow.
> Off topic:  last night brought the first flower of the huge 
> night blooming cereus (Hylocereus undatus). Over 10 in across, pure 
> white and about as exotic as any flower gets. Dazzling and worth 
> staying up late to see in all its glory.
> See what next week brings - more excitement. Best 
> Jim
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