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...
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.