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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stink Bells 2017

Fritillaria agrestis
The California Stink Bells are blooming now, filling the greenhouse with the pungent smell of a rotting corpse. This winter has certainly been colder and harsher in most respects but the earliest of the Californian species that I grow doesn't seems to notice, with the pungence more noticeable during the infrequent sun breaks that have accompanied the latest storm.

I keep telling myself I'm going to plant a large display pot of these for entrance into the pot shows!! But I never do, thinking it probably best not to stink out the club houses.

Rain, windy, very windy today with squalls topping the Jackson hill ridge at around 40 mph. Blew open the South greenhouse door several times.


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