Flowering now

Garak garak@code-garak.de
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:40:47 PST
Oh well - I offer the very last few Bomarea edulis flowering in the 
unheated but bright garage, and one flower stalk of Kniphofia 
sarmentosa, still all green, rising about 10 cm out of the leaves.

About half of the weather models predict double digit negatives ┬░C for 
the first week of January, so i might have to evacuate some of the 
plants in there - alternatively, I'm thinking about buying a frost 
monitor (correct word? Frostw├Ąchter in German)...

Outside, there's virtually nothing. Cyclamen hederifolium is long gone, 
Galanthus nivalis not showing up yet. The most attractive geophyte right 
now must be the seed capsules of Asclepias tuberosum. And even cheating 
with non-geophytes is pointless: not a single Primula vulgaris in 
flower, and Heleborus orientalis is weeks from flowering. I'm already 
fed up with winter , and we're just past the point when the cool-down 
doesn't accelerate anymore (= winter solstice), still 2 months to go 
with the constant possibility of freak freezing events...

Martin.


Am 28.12.2016 um 22:00 schrieb David Pilling:
> Hi Jane,
>
> On 28/12/2016 20:42, Jane McGary wrote:
>> Not geophytes but rather shrubs are pleasing at this time of year,
>
> If you're going to cheat - I'll raise you winter flowering jasmine, 
> Fuchsia, passiflora caerulea
>
>


-- 
Martin
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Southern Germany
Likely zone 7a




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