The Fragrant Fritillary I hope I have mentioned here before a book called "Two Years Before The Mast", While there is no descrip...
Erythronium oregonum That's the flower I grew up with growing on the site of my childhood home. I stopped by to see Mom this evening ...
In the flesh.
Diana Reek showing me some of her extensive Erythronium collection. I was lucky to catch everything popping into bloom when I visited her p...
Over the weekend it was warm in the greenhouse and the F. acmopetala in the greenhouse were dripping a sweet, sticky necatar from the lower...
"All our discontents about what we want appear to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have." Daniel Dafoe. Read hi...
There certainly are more bright and shiny things happening this time of year as we inch closer to spring. Easter has come and gone, whi...
"Man-despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of top ...
Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
Fritillaria affinis This is the Rogue River seed collection from around 2004. I know it's not fully opened yet, but I was walking aro...
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.