Miscellaneous spring bulbs 2012

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Lori S.
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Hoy wrote:

Where is the grass?  ;)

Long gone (and not missed)!!   ;D

Hoy wrote:

Nobody can be horrified of this!

Glad to hear it!  Seeing this bloom, common though the bulbs are, is part of the whole magic of spring for us!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Lori wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Where is the grass?  ;)

Long gone (and not missed)!!   ;D

Hoy wrote:

Nobody can be horrified of this!

Glad to hear it!  Seeing this bloom, common though the bulbs are, is part of the whole magic of spring for us!

Common or rare - doesn't matter. One of my favorite spring plants is the "weed" coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara). However, it was more of a spring flower when I lived in Oslo than here. Still I am looking for it every spring ;D

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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I am only horrified it they are where they are not wanted.  In your "lawn", Lori, they are very nice!  But in the local woodland, competing with native flora, not so good. :'(

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Ornithogalum reverchonii from Spain starts flowering

Roland

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Nice Ornithogalum, Roland!

Here Bellevalia romana is in flower...it seeds itself in the garden but I don't mind!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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Bad thing
Who wants to buy Ornithogalum
I like it but nobody buys it
I took it out of my assortiment

Nice weed Wim ;D
I know a lot worse and less attractive ones

Roland

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bulborum wrote:

Bad thing
Who wants to buy Ornithogalum
I like it but nobody buys it
I took it out of my assortiment

I grow it, but that's probably because I have weird tastes  ;) ;)  :rolleyes:

bulborum wrote:

Nice weed Wim ;D
I know a lot worse and less attractive ones

Roland

I agree  ;)

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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bulborum wrote:

Bad thing
Who wants to buy Ornithogalum
I like it but nobody buys it
I took it out of my assortment

I grow it, but that's probably because I have weird tastes  ;) ;)  :rolleyes:[/quote]

Probably the same for me
I sold last year 3 bulbs  :o

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WimB wrote:

bulborum wrote:

Bad thing
Who wants to buy Ornithogalum
I like it but nobody buys it
I took it out of my assortiment

I grow it, but that's probably because I have weird tastes  ;) ;)  :rolleyes:

bulborum wrote:

Nice weed Wim ;D
I know a lot worse and less attractive ones

Roland

I agree  ;)

Probably the same for me
I sold last year 3 bulbs  :o

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Lori wrote:

Does this qualify as a "bulb lawn"?

P.S. Apologies to anyone who may be horrified by the proliferation of Scilla siberica and Puschkinia in these photos, but I have to admit that this was the goal of planting many hundreds of bulbs in the past.  :)

Looking great, Lori- love to see these expanses of flowers, and Scilla is a big favourite- I used to search out several nice patches in Toronto..
Roland, I think little danger to the native flora here- my mom planted some many years ago, but there was no sign of them, before long, I think they can only survive here if kept well clear  of grass and native plants!
I have some seedlings I need to make a place for, and I think some are coming up in a bed that had a very poor show last year- I think its been too wet after snowmelt, but I tried to re-direct the meltwater more this year...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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