No Frost on the pumpkins just yet. But the weather has certainly changed with the seasons.
"It is your human environment that makes climate." Mark Twain No Frost on the pumpkins just yet. But the weather has certain...
SPECIALTY BULB LIST 2016 Shipping has ended, this list is here for reference only. Greetings, This year is...
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ― Henry David Thoreau Thank you s...
Fall blooming Crocus Updated 9/14/14 Thank you everyone, I am finished shipping for the year. I will leave this post up for refer...
For some years I have had a passion for carnivorous plants. I have a growing collection and have been propagating some of it so I think I...
Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
The list should be out late today or tomorrow for sure. So be sure to check here often for best selections. So far I think I have about 53 d...
Fritillaria JJA 17255 Jane and I discussed that these are probably a form of Fritillaria crassifolia. The collection location is Iran, ...
I'm really missing my bulb grader this week, she is pretty talented at turning piles like this into three categories, for sale, for sho...
Crocus kosaninii I've been reading a lot of Ruksans writings on bulbs lately and really enjoying it, so even though this is a spring...
Monday, October 17, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
― Henry David Thoreau
Thank you so much to the loyal customers and the new folks finding this collection of plants. You make all the work totally worth it. Shipping has ended for this season. I hope to have time to do some more extensive blogging on the fall collection this year since I got everything done and sold earlier then usual.
|Some of the Colchicum Mix from this years list doing it's thing already in August.|
|The early fall bloomers have enjoyed a little cooler weather this week as temps dove down into the 60's|
|Colchicum 'Glory of Heemsteede' was included in the Colchicum mix and|
that was a very popular item on the list this year.
Cool, cloudy and temps in the 60's as we look foward to the long holiday weekend.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
|Fritillaria JJA 17255|
|Fritillaria pudica 'Richard Britten'|
For some years I have had a passion for carnivorous plants. I have a growing collection and have been propagating some of it so I think I'll offer a few different ones up for sale this year. They will come packed in moist peat moss with the pitchers cut back for space saving.
Except I do have some smaller Darlingtonia californica that I csn ship without cutting back. This form is very stoloniferous, practically spilling out of the large fiberglass water trough it grows in.
The list should be out late today or tomorrow for sure. So be sure to check here often for best selections. So far I think I have about 53 different species to offer this year, but smaller numbers then some past years, so order early for the best selection.
Check out that picture! If you can read the label that is a cross I made of Fritillaria glauca X (Fritillaria biflora X Fritillaria purdyi) I was surprised to see such growth after only 2 years, maybe some extra hybrid vigor there. It will be years before I have any of that available, but I'm excited about the possibilities for sure.
Temperatures in the mid 90's, so I'm happy to have the big work of harvest done.