This Spring has been an interesting one, constant rainfall and lower then usual temperatures, with very few of the sunny, warm days that ...
Fritillaria kotschyana Mr. Grey whose early three volume work on Hardy Bulbs I quote a lot, has this as Fritillaria latifolia var. kot...
Crocus hueffelianus ssp. scepusciensis I have mentioned before how much I hate daylight savings time. Well it was the spring forward w...
Chinodoxa 'valentines day' Toughing it out in the garden beds, it had a foot of snow on it yesterday. Anemone blanda 'Ing...
Fritillaria obliqua Charles Hervey Grey wrote about F. obliqua " It flowers in March-April, and should be grown in a sheltered positi...
"Man-despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of top ...
Fritillaria obliqua Always nice when the flower that started you on a tangent in your life opens up for the season. As promised...F. &...
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...
Fritillaria agrestis The California Stink Bells are blooming now, filling the greenhouse with the pungent smell of a rotting corpse. Thi...
Fritillaria liliacea- wonderful, early Californian, I really do like the native left coast species. Fritillaria hermonis ssp. amana Frit...
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.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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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.