SPECIALTY BULB LIST 2017 Greetings, This year is a bit of an abbreviated list, as some pressing summer activities...
Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
Diana Reek showing me some of her extensive Erythronium collection. I was lucky to catch everything popping into bloom when I visited her p...
It's a muggy 90 with ample humdity and a generally miserable feel for an Oregon summer. But the harvest is happening anyway. Hope to ha...
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Fritillaria pontica My Dad is in Albania as I write this and I have to admit the older I get the more I wish he would slow down a bit an...
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No trip to California would be complete without a posting of a Monkey Flower, Mimulus aurantiacus on the path to the top of Trinidad he...
Fritillaria pudica John Day Large Form In Charles Hervey Grey's seminal three volume set Hardy Bulbs his description of Fritillar...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
So even the raised beds are popping out today with 60 degrees and sunny.
The seed germinating consistently now is.Calochortus. I have C. clavatus SSP. clavatus., C. obispoensis, . And concolor coming up strongly.
More of the landscape plantings that I'm figuring out the timing on.
Warm afternoons, foggy mornings coming.
Monday, February 2, 2015
The post title should really mean something deeper and more heartfelt then a Colchicum that usually blooms spot on February 14th is a few weeks ahead. But that's life.
Colchicum hungaricum 'Valentines Day'
We did have a good bit of hard frost for a few days in early December but generally it's been a very mild winter, drier too. I have noticed a lot that seems ahead of schedule this year so I'll probably be posting more often. I did get the kiddo out to take some actual pictures with the camera and I promise to do better at posting those. Please excuse the phone cam shots for now.
After a few months of coddling, I finally got one of the kittens to leave the comforts of home, its open season on voles again! The dig likes to think its helping but mostly it just makes giant holes in the lawn and tracks dirt in the house.
Sunny, and 51 today.