Flowering now

Luminita vollmer luminita.vollmer@gmail.com
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:07:57 PST
Hi Pamela
As I know the Scilla is quite rare, I have never seen it sold in the
stores, and only a few times in botanical gardens. How did you come about
getting the bulbs? Sometimes this group just amazes me - I have learned
more here than anywhere else. The gems just keep showing up!
Thank you
Luminita

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 6:48 PM, Pamela Slate <myixia1@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi-
> Thrilled today when I found all five of my Scilla madeirensis in bloom in a
> raised bed. Equally fun are the Hyacinthoides lingulata (syn Scilla
> lingulata) from BX 404 (07.16 - thank you Mr. de Vries!) and they are
> diminutive and charming in pale blue with contrasting tones and are
> delightfully new to my bulb gardens. The Hessia stellaris just finished
> flowering and this year had two flowers. Mary Sue Ittner (thank you much!)
> sent me her remaining bulb from three (I think) after realizing this one
> was better suited to my climate than hers which seems to have been a wise
> decision.
>
> Here in North Scottsdale, AZ, it's been a weird year for bulb flowering.
> The Hippeastrelia, Rhodophiala and Habranthes spp. were unparalleled in
> late summer but many others skipped. I lost many Scilla peruviana but
> Lachenalias, Orniths and Albuca are now growing vigorously as the weather
> finally cools and am expecting flowers soon as they typically do.
>
> Looking forward to the species Freesia.
>
> Best to all,
> Pamela Slate
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