reticulata irises

Anna Mae Miller irisquilt@aol.com
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:47:32 PDT
I moved from my house 20 years ago. March 21 I was out looking for Skunk Cabbage on same property I have found them for 60 years but we found none but did find red cap (Sarcoscypha coccinea) in several spots 1, 2, 3 growing together neither my friend or I had ever seen them. Then we went 1 mile up road and roamed over 200' cut flowering quince, fascinated willow seems to have died but found several clumps of crocus, winter aconite, daffodils, paper birch lots of Euonymus slates growing where none were ever planted. Garden site we grew vegetables '60- '80 now has trees 6-8" diameter some are Norway Maples. Enclosed are 3 photos. I'm sending separately as I don't know how to attach to this. Annamae 

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> On Mar 20, 2016, at 12:56 PM, Diane Whitehead <voltaire@islandnet.com> wrote:
> 
> I went back to the original query.  How do reticulatas compare with other bulbs?  Are there some bulbs that require similar conditions, so that if you can grow Xx or Yy, you will also succeed with reticulatas?
> 
> In my garden, some bulbs survive and bloom every year but never multiply, like my 35 year old pink hyacinths.  I probably planted blue ones, too, but they haven't been seen in several decades.
> 
> Some increase well and flower well, like Anemone nemorosa and various snowdrops and narcissus.
> 
> Some flower and multiply prodigiously - cyclamen, and everything blue (unless it is Iris reticulata) - scillas, chionodoxa, muscari
> 
> And then there are Spanish bluebells, dug out by the hundreds every year, grazed by deer, but never diminishing noticeably.
> 
> Diane Whitehead
> Victoria, B.C., Canada
> cool mediterranean climate
> mild dry summers, mild rainy winters
> 
>> On 2016-03-19, at 1:53 PM, Dennis Kramb wrote:
>> 
>> Any ideas why they fizzle out instead of steadily increase like most spring bulbs?
>> 
>> Do they have different cultural requirements than Muscari, daffodils,
>> tulips, etc.?  Because that's what I've tried to grow them alongside.
> 
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