New Year's flower Count

Vlad Hempel via pbs
Sat, 02 Jan 2021 14:48:02 PST
Hello everyone,

Here in Berlin Germany, I have these in bloom at the moment:

1. Cyclamen coum ‘Rubrum’
2. Cyclamen coum silver leaf form
3. Narcissus Bishop Joy
4. Narcissus Autumn Colors
5. Crocus laevigatus fontenayi

Hope it stays mild!


On Sat 2. Jan 2021 at 22:59 Mary Sue Ittner via pbs <> wrote:

> Gastil lives south of me and Jane north of me and I have a couple of the
> same things in flower for each, but others as well.
> In Northern coastal California where it is foggy and cool here is my
> report. Bulbs in the ground or pots outside, partly sheltered from the
> rain or not: Narcissus romieuxii, Crocus laevigatus, Cyclamen coum,
> Cyclamen cilicium (one pot flowering since July), Cyclamen cyprium,
> Cyclamen pseudibericum, Massonia longipes, Clivia robusta, Lachenalia
> quadricolor I think, Lachenalia hybrid (viridiflora x aloides, before it
> was split), Oxalis luteola, Oxalis glabra, Oxalis purpurea (the Oxalis
> flowers are closed today because of the weather), Iris unguicularis,
> Moraea polystachya (flowering since September, but not for long I
> suspect), and Fessia greilhuberi.  A few in the unheated greenhouse:
> Haemanthus deformis, Haemanthus paucifolius, and Canarina canariensis.
> As for non bulbous flowers, many of the flowers and shrubs are looking a
> big worse for the wear after rain overnight and no sun to dry them off.
> After our fires and our continuing drought I'm not complaining however.
> My garden has low nutrient acidic mostly decomposed sandstone soil  and
> gets very little summer water and has a lot of trees, especially
> redwoods and those roots travel to any source of water (including
> compost piles). So to live in my garden you have to be tough. In flower
> now, a number of South African Ericas and one from Europe, a Protea, a
> Kunzea, several Grevilleas, an Epacris, a few Correas, one of my
> Camellia japonicas; even a Rosmarinus and Tibouchina urvilleana has a
> few rain soaked flowers. There are a few annuals that have lived more
> than a year (snapdragon, calendula, cuphea.) All these are in the open
> garden except for the annuals which are in containers. There are monocot
> bulb leaves coming up everywhere as well as Cyclamen leaves. It's
> probably a bit out of control.
> Mary Sue
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