What's blooming: Week of July 4, 2012

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Wed, 04 Jul 2012 10:49:14 PDT
Hi all,

Here in Central Indiana, I have a couple pots of Scadoxus multiflorus 
katherinae in bloom, the last flower to open on Hymenocallis 
eucharidifolia, and a pot full of the dwarf Caliphruria korsakoffii in bloom.

See pictures of these in my blog at:

The current temperature is 95 F or 35 C.  The drought persists, although we 
are in a band that did get 0.75 inch of rain about 5 days ago.  We are 
still down about 8 inches for the year, and this is the most severe drought 
locally since the summer of 1988.  It does not seem to be affecting my 
potted plants, except where I have been remiss in watering.  Plants in the 
ground are probably going to go dormant early, as I am not able to keep 
them sufficiently watered.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92             WWW:   http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Lat. 40° 02.8' N, Long. 086° 06.6' W

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