Flowering now

Nicholas plummer nickplummer@gmail.com
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:19:02 PST
There are no bulbs at all flowering in my garden this week, but Camellia
sasanqua 'Yuletide' is living up to its name.  Like those in Jim McKenney's
garden, my Helleborus niger are not yet blooming (neither are the Lonicera
fragrantissima and Osmanthus fragrans that I always enjoy in January or
February).

 In my greenhouse, Massonia depressa is almost finished flowering, and
Hippeastrum aulicum have enormous seed capsules from blooming about a month
ago.  Habenaria lindleyana, a deciduous terrestrial orchid that grows from
underground tuberoids, is in full bloom.  Burbidgea schizocheila--a ginger,
but I'll include it due to its rhizomes and the lack of true bulbs blooming
right now--is putting on a beautiful show.

Nick





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