Flowering now

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:42:41 PST
Here in the maritime Pacific Northwest (USA) we are having intermittent 
periods of moderate frost, snow, and ice, punctuated by rain and a few 
sunny days. Numerous Galanthus have emerged but are not quite open yet, 
and the two fall-flowering Galanthus in the garden have withstood the 
weather so far. Acis tingitanum is in flower in both garden and unheated 
bulb house. No crocuses at the moment. A few Colchicum or Merendera 
species are in flower in the bulb house, such as Colchicum triphyllum 
and Colchicum doerfleri. Many forms of Narcissus cantabricus and its 
hybrids are flowering, but the flowers don't stand up to the weather, so 
I enjoy them under the roof of the bulb house. Narcissus romieuxii is 
just starting to open. A few Cyclamen coum subsp. caucasicum are in 
flower; most of them come later.

Not geophytes but rather shrubs are pleasing at this time of year, 
whether the numerous broadleaf evergreen and coniferous ones grown so 
much here, or the deciduous winter-flowering ones such as Chimonanthus 
praecox and Viburnum 'Dawn'. Mahonia 'Arthur Menzies' is pleasing both 
people and hummingbirds with its bright yellow flowers. Sasanqua 
camellias diligently open a few new flowers after each freeze.

Jane McGary

Portland, Oregon, USA

On 12/28/2016 4:29 AM, David Pilling wrote:
> Hi,
> Flowering now (in North West England at the seaside), a white nerine 
> bowdenii and an Ipheion (aka Tristagma 'Rolf Fiedler'). Signs of 
> flowers forming on the galanthus nivalis. Nothing else, a contrast to 
> a year ago when there were narcissus flowering.

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