SPECIALTY BULB LIST 2016 Shipping has ended, this list is here for reference only. Greetings, This year is...
Acis valentina-blooming September 6th. Spain, said to be barely in cultivation. I really like this plant, it's tall stems, and delicate ...
Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
Dietes bicolor A quick trip down to Las Vegas to visit some old friends and I run across some cool plants. This was in a strip mall pro...
The property here at Illahe was an old cherry orchard, and this corner has a pretty long and storied past. A pretty extensive research at ...
"All our discontents about what we want appear to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have." Daniel Dafoe. Read hi...
Narcissus obsoletus Somethings will never be obsolete. Like flowers. If this one always blooms at Thanksgiving I'm gonna be really ha...
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...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
"He was a very inferior farmer when he first began, but a prolonged and unflinching assault upon his agricultural difficulties has had its effect at last and he is now fast rising from affluence to poverty."-Mark Twain, A Curious Dream.
|Crocus biflorus ssp. pulchricolor|
So, the greenhouse is alive and many bulbs are starting into vigorous growth. The weather man says that we may have the coldest first week of March that we have ever had. The kerosene will be a burning!
Of course weather men can be wrong. I hope so, because Kerosene runs around $5-7 a gallon these days.
From Mr. Ruksans, this species is distributed from Naples South to Calabria and on the Isle of Capri, growing from Sea level to 1350 meters in thin woodlands and grassy areas. Easy in the rock garden.
|Iris 'Sheila Ann'|
What a delight this hyrbid is, the pale blue flowers thrusting up through without leaves. Fairly short lived the blooms lasted about 5 days before they faded away.