Thanks for helping me celebrate 5 years of Illahe Rare Bulbs.
The Fragrant Fritillary I hope I have mentioned here before a book called "Two Years Before The Mast", While there is no descrip...
Erythronium oregonum That's the flower I grew up with growing on the site of my childhood home. I stopped by to see Mom this evening ...
In the flesh.
Diana Reek showing me some of her extensive Erythronium collection. I was lucky to catch everything popping into bloom when I visited her p...
Over the weekend it was warm in the greenhouse and the F. acmopetala in the greenhouse were dripping a sweet, sticky necatar from the lower...
"All our discontents about what we want appear to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have." Daniel Dafoe. Read hi...
There certainly are more bright and shiny things happening this time of year as we inch closer to spring. Easter has come and gone, whi...
"Man-despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of top ...
Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
Fritillaria affinis This is the Rogue River seed collection from around 2004. I know it's not fully opened yet, but I was walking aro...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
|Fritillaria JJA 17255|
|Fritillaria pudica 'Richard Britten'|
For some years I have had a passion for carnivorous plants. I have a growing collection and have been propagating some of it so I think I'll offer a few different ones up for sale this year. They will come packed in moist peat moss with the pitchers cut back for space saving.
Except I do have some smaller Darlingtonia californica that I csn ship without cutting back. This form is very stoloniferous, practically spilling out of the large fiberglass water trough it grows in.
The list should be out late today or tomorrow for sure. So be sure to check here often for best selections. So far I think I have about 53 different species to offer this year, but smaller numbers then some past years, so order early for the best selection.
Check out that picture! If you can read the label that is a cross I made of Fritillaria glauca X (Fritillaria biflora X Fritillaria purdyi) I was surprised to see such growth after only 2 years, maybe some extra hybrid vigor there. It will be years before I have any of that available, but I'm excited about the possibilities for sure.
Temperatures in the mid 90's, so I'm happy to have the big work of harvest done.