Wow, it so dry that even cacti are having trouble? That says something. I guess the bulbs in the ground are still biding their time hoping for winter rains, some can skip a growing season so maybe this kind of odd year is why that happens perhaps. Here in NY we have had no shortage of rain except in late summer early fall, the frosts arrived in the last couple of weeks along with some snow, and no bulbs are flowering outside except for a Nerine bowdenii that tried but got frosted. Some in pots are blooming, they are hardy enough but have such a late blooming habit that frost often destroys the flowers. Wish we could give Cali some precipitation in exchange for warmth, but the weather is so unpredictable these days. Glad to know the potted bulbs are doing well. Ernie DeMarie NY where it is sunny and cold with a few inches of snow on the ground.