Winter in the Algarve

Robert Parks via pbs
Sat, 01 Jan 2022 15:35:22 PST
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!

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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