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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Didn't Juno acantholimon wrote that?

Thanks to smart folk out in the blogosphere we now know this is Iris graberiana "white falls".

And I inadvertently stole the Juno line...so credit where credit is due, he came up with that long before I did.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Don't Juno what flower that is?

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.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Out in the cold

Iris aucheri and narcissus romuixii 'Julia Jane' timing it just right.

I top dressed all the outside raised beds with composted cow manure and pumice this fall and the bulbs and the cat have both appreciated it.



Thursday, March 14, 2013


Fritillaria affinis
Vancouver Island

I think this looks like a dinosaur head..no? Its got teeth!

This odd color form is showing up in a different pot of F. Carica, but it looks somewhat similar to F. kittaniae...gonna have to do some keying.

Beautiful day,


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Green Bells

A pretty killer pot of fritillaria carica

These are way more green then the yellow pictures I see on the web.

Shorts and T-shirt day today!

Cheers ,

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dogs tooths and violets

Erythronium hendersonii

Ketas teeth

Nuff said about that topic....74 degrees in the greenhouse when I got home from work today.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lost in the shuffle

Fritillaria agrestis

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.

Fritillaria bucharica
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

Fritillaria euboica

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.



Friday, March 1, 2013

Not yet nodding off

Fritillaria pudica

I have enough genetic material with this one to start playing around with some colchicine induced polyploidy......watch out new introduction to the plant world community......here I come!

Ya, 64 degrees gets some gumcthin in this kid.

Cheers ,