"He was a very inferior farmer when he first began, but a prolonged and unflinching assault upon his agricultural difficulties has had...
So Prometheus was a good guy and helped out the humans, I think the biggest thing he did was give us fire, which of course changed the cour...
Mimulus rupicola So its a blessing and a curse that I am driven to make a scientific experiment out of everything I possibly can in this ...
We are going to have to take a brief respite from bulb blogging tonight. In the interest of me refreshing my memory on the intricacies of...
Cypella herbertii William Herbert was a British botanist, illustrator and Poet, He is probably best known for some of his early treatments...
So I had the great fortune of starting my career for a little known but wonderful botanical garden nestled in the hills of South West Portla...
Colchicum 'Glory of Heemstede' One of the old hybrids apparently originating form the Dutch suburb of Heemstede, one of the majo...
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr. ...
Fritillaria davisii Thanks for helping me celebrate 5 years of Illahe Rare Bulbs. Mark Akimoff
“Daffodowndilly She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up an...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Iris graberiana 'yellow falls'
Iris hoogiana 'white falls'
The light was really good in the greenhouse after work today. Been super mild temps in the 50's and 60's. Its fun to look back at last years blogs and see that we had a huge snowstorm this week last year and late frosts that nuked the potatoes. I guess that's one of the things I love about gardening, you have to deal with variables that you can't control.
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It takes a keen eye to spot this one in its native habitat... the green and brown camouflage the flowers...maybe I'm used to smelling the stinky side of life to much to notice the rankness of its odour, because the stinkbells never bother me.
The camera plays tricks with this one, I really think you have to call the flower color silver, or white gold.
Been sunny and in the 50's but lows in the upper 20's and I've seen a little frost damage on some flowers.
Lots of blue things blooming and I'll try to share those this weekend if I get around to it.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Golden frits sound like something you would order in a restaurant, no?
This one and all the different forms of F. pudica are up and at em....most be something about yellow and early pollinators working the late winter.
Some rain today, Monday morning it was 28 deg in the greenhouse and 68 in there by the afternoon.