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...
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Nice to welcome the new year in with a flower. The first of the year is this winter blooming species from the Peloponnese in Greece. Here is a all the information you will need on this one: http://www.preslia.cz/P014CPer.pdf
A fun little winter bloomer adding some cheer to the grey, sodden, overcast days of deep winter.
Mostly back to normal Oregon weather, sunny, rainy, dry, drippy, cloudy, clear all that in the span of an hour.
Friday, January 6, 2017
The rock garden blanketed in snow.
So it was 12 degrees when I left this morning. Turning out to be a crazy cold winter so far.
The bulb frames would probably benefit from some more snow cover.
I promise some flower pictures soon, I saw a few crocus buds wanting to pop out as I was putting frost blankets on the greenhouse pots.
20 degrees and sunny now at noon with freezing rain, sleet and snow in the forecast for the weekend.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Woke up to a new year with a dusting of snow. Chilly end to the old and a frosty start the new.
The rock garden alpines seem to be loving this extra cold weather year we seem to be having.
I did manage to get some seeds down and cheers to a productive and prosperous new year.
32 degrees with an occasional snow flurry today.
Happy New Year!