Dichelostemma sp in Chicago?!

Boyce Tankersley btankers@gmail.com
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:27:25 PDT
Hi Ken:

Great pictures!  Hope you enjoyed the rest of the Garden as well. They
(western bulbs) looked better this summer, after an abnormally long and
cold winter than they have during any of the previous years with more
normal (and even mild for Chicago) winters.  A group of us pn staff
hypothesized it might be a result of the elimination of the wild swings
between subfreezing and above freezing temperatures that are more typical
of our winters.  Winter of 2013-2014 we got cold before Thanksgiving and
then stayed consistently below normal until well into April.  Did not break
the minus 30 F record but for a long stretch we didn't vary too far off of
minus 20 degrees F.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden

On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Ken <kjblack@pacbell.net> wrote:

> Was surprised to see these Western bulbs appearing to do well in the
> Midwest ... at Chicago Botanic Gardens.
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> Ken Blackford
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