Winter in the Algarve

Robert Parks via pbs
Sat, 01 Jan 2022 15:37:36 PST
I guess I could add the attachment...

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 3:35 PM Robert Parks <> wrote:

> Today, pretty much all the color in the front yard is provided by Oxalis
> purpurea in a variety of forms.
> Tomorrow I'll be shuffling these pots around, as O. purpurea and O. hirta
> like to sprawl all over less aggressive species. In other garden joy, when
> the gophers devour the Oxalis bulbs, they also carry them back to their
> nests, so I now have a concentration of purpurea where they had a den last
> my neighbor's yard!
> Happy New Year!
> Robert
> in sunny (for a few days) San Francisco, cool and moist, with more precip
> during the week. Everything that needed planting is planted, and except for
> a few geophyte aroids, everything due for dormancy and lifting is in
> storage, time to rebuild some benches in the greenhouse.
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 6:52 PM Robert Parks <> wrote:
>> Lovely! My garden is a bit battered from the downpours and hail, maybe
>> I'll find some color for tomorrow
>> On Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 1:17 PM Johannes-Ulrich Urban via pbs <
>>> wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> Some cheerful pictures for you to enjoy on the last day of the year,
>>> from midwinter in the Algarve.
>>> All the best for the New Year!
>>> The pictures show:
>>>  a happy mix of Oxalis, from left to right: O. purpurea Lavender And
>>> White, O. purpurea Pink Giant, Oxalis namaquana and Oxalis purpurea white
>>> form. Top left in the background is Lachenalia bulbifera, Bredasdorp Form.
>>> Lachenalia viridiflora, unbeatable in the first sun after rain
>>> A very late flowering Nerine undulata (hybrid?)
>>> A portrait of Iris unguicularis
>>> And Gladiolus priorii raised from Silverhill Seed (under the name G.
>>> merianellus)
>>> Uli
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