Miscellaneous spring bulbs 2012

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cohan wrote:

Roland, I think little danger to the native flora here

Cohen it wasn't me but Rick
I am not so afraid for the nature
biggest mistake from the nature was creating humen
we destroyed the last 150 years more
as the nature build up in the last billion years  :o

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Wim, a most handsome Bellevalia, a genus totally absent from my garden, need to work on that :)

Roland, I guess I'm among the few that link Ornithogalum, I find it to be an intriguing genus.

Lori, nice seas in shades of blue (Scilla & Puschkinia), I think I'm heading in this direction; that is, larger expanses of realiable color.

Here's one of my favorites; a totally reliable slow grower, Brodiaea grandiflora ssp. howellii, in my favorite color, pale milky blue.  Got a couple bulbs from Jane McGary, 8-9 years ago, and it flowers every year, atop 16-18" tall stems that sway in the breeze (requiring holding the stems to have any chance at a clear photo).  I now have some in-place-sown seedlings coming along, yay!  I didn't notice the ant on the flower until I was resizing images tonight.

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bulborum wrote:

cohan wrote:

Roland, I think little danger to the native flora here

Cohen it wasn't me but Rick
I am not so afraid for the nature
biggest mistake from the nature was creating humen
we destroyed the last 150 years more
as the nature build up in the last billion years  :o
Roland

Oops! Sorry, usually try to get my quotes right...lol
Yes, mother nature is probably regretting her human experiment!

BTW, I also like the Ornithogalum :) I don't have any here- just a couple SA species indoors (at least one of which is probably Albuca, anyway..lol)  .. wouldn't mind trying the hardiest one or two outdoors..

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Very nice Brodiaea grandiflora ssp. howellii Mark
if you have one day some seeds or small bulbs  :rolleyes:

The Ornithogalum reverchonii survived here -13ºC in a pot
but was killed last winter at -15ºC  :(
I can pollinate a few flowers if you want

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Very nice Brodiaea grandiflora ssp. howellii Mark
if you have one day some seeds or small bulbs  :rolleyes:

The Ornithogalum reverchonii survived here -13ºC in a pot
but was killed last winter at -15ºC  :(
I can pollinate a few flowers if you want

Roland

-15 is only early fall here....lol.. probably I'll have to try another-- maybe the one they call Star of Bethlehem (unless that refers to several) which I know is actually weedy in zone 4 U.S.

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bulborum wrote:

The Ornithogalum reverchonii survived here -13ºC in a pot
but was killed last winter at -15ºC  :(

Roland

The -15ºC was in a pot
what means that they can handle a lot more in the soil
snowdrops for example die earlier in a pot

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I do grow several Ornithogalums! And I try to establish some self-sowing ones in my garden. I wouldn't mind trying Bellavalia either - have tried one or two species though.
Brodiaea isn't easy here. Don't like the climate or the slugs (or the slugs like it too much probably) I assume.

However Muscari latifolia do self sow a little in the woodland but not alarmingly. Scilla liliohyacinthus also do spread. Have to remove some bulbs as they are  too crowded for maximum flowering now. Erythronium 'White Beauty' seems to like the woodland setting.

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

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Roland, true about pots- many things that are hardy here will not survive sitting out in small pots.. A shocking exception is a native Ribes, which sprouted in an old hanging basket sitting on a bench under a spruce tree- so first of all, its dry most of the time, and second, completely exposed all year- and growing just fine! I'll reward it with a spot in the soil somewhere...

Trond- a little manageable spreading is exactly what you want from bulbs :) I have Muscari doing very nicely in my first 'spring bed' but its not really early here at all, flowering in June.. I guess yours flowering now is also quite a while after your early bulbs.

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Yes, these are late bloomers. And here are my "bulb lawn" now: Just the leaves of crocus and snowdrops and dandelions and a few tulips!

   

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

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Your late bloomers, and my earliest things are only up a couple of inches...lol Nice tulips!
I have seedlings of sprengeri to find a place to plant this year...

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