Thanks Rickthey slept Three yearsnow the plant is 150cm tall (with pot 175 cm)with hundreds tiny flower-butsmust be fantastic in a month or so
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Normal Zone <8 -7°C _ -12°C 10 F to +20 F
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Some rain-lilies are in bloom 2 -3 days after a 20mm rainfall on Sunday/MondayZephyranthes macrosiphon
Zephyranthes "Grandjax" ("Ajax" x Z. grandiflora)
Habranthus tubispathus "Salmon Pink form"
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Beauties FermiI like the Habranthus tubispathus Salmon Pink formand the Habranthus martinezii
maybe one day we can swap some seeds
Roland, I understand a preference for small growing plants- particularly for tender species- for me they have to remain indoors all year! (I've been thinking about trying some summer growers that can be lifted for fall and could grow outside, but haven't started any yet.. large garden Gladiolus can be grown that way here, maybe I should try some more interesting ones-- but that is for another thread!) I have not looked at the South American species so much (apart from cacti!)...
Fermi- love the Zephyranthes :)
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/
Same hereI grow all my plants indoor (most small plants)in the poly-tunnels it can be -3/-4°CFor here now it was so mildbut now last night -9ºCfor Wednesday they give -13ºCcold for here but our family near the rocky mountains are laughing
I hope they make a mistake
The news is telling us about unusual cold temperatures in Europe-- many people dying even! True, for us, -9 is a temperature for night in early fall...lol-- but the effect of temperature is very much dependent on what you are used to, what you are prepared for! Hope your plants will be okay...
If I could have a greenhouse that did not go below -3 or -4C, I would think myself very lucky :) frankly, if I could keep a greenhouse that got no colder than -10 or -20C, there would be a world of things I could grow...lol
I think Poly-tunnels are easy to heatI use bubble air plastic on the vertical sitesummer and winterduring the night I use aluminium-shade cloththis is reflecting the heat and cold enormousand of-course a ventilator for ail circulation
today I will buy a new small ventilator for in a tubeplus 10 meter tube 10 cm
this will bring the cold air from the poly-tunnel to the heater (I hope)to get a better air circulation
As I told in another thread, have been down to -7C here in my garden although they have threatened us with colder weather :) Seems to be milder next week. The worse with the cold is that it is very dry and evergreens don't like it!
Fermi, I would love to grow some of those outdoors here!
Here are some flowers from Gran Sabana, Venezuela, to brigthen the season! Sorry, no names. If anybody has a clue, please tell me!
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Many lovelies, Trond :) I finally visited your thread from that trip- fantastic!
Lori-- I know the zone numbers aren't that helpful, always, but there are so many plants that are just a bit too tender for us outdoors (I don't stress about it-- even z2-3 hardiness includes more plants than I will ever be able to grow!)- there are a lot of cacti and succulents that could be grown in a greenhouse that just took the edge off our coldest days- a balmy zone 5, say, with moisture control (would have been easy this year-only 2-3 weeks below -20C so far) and I imagine a lot of mediterranean bulbs, and south africans as well.. if it were -10C only, even more things :) Light would only be needed for those things growing in mid-winter, and at those temps, I'm thinking of things that would be mostly dormant in mid-winter..
The greenhouse would certainly have to be very well-insulated and heated... when it's -20 C outside here, it's -20 C in our greenhouse too!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm