Miscellaneous spring bulbs 2012

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cohan wrote:

I have seedlings of sprengeri to find a place to plant this year...

Here the first flower-buds from T. sprengeri are just visible
I love this late tulip
you don't expect tulip flowers so late

Also Tulipa Ice Cream just starts colouring
I still don't know if I like it
It is so ugly that maybe I like it

Roland

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Ice cream or lollipop? It is a sweet thing anyway ;)

Trond
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I guess too soon to say what 'Ice Cream' will look like.... Tulips are one of the few types of flowers that I don't mind seeing (some)outrageous foms on, (maybe because they are in old Dutch paintings!) although I'm not sure what I would do with them in the garden (probably nothing, unless I had a bed just for 'cottage garden' type flowers)...

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I will post in a few weeks a proper picture
less pale and as a real ice cream

Roland

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Sometimes we garden according to necessity, and not in compliance with plant growth schedules: I decided I needed to rid this part of the garden of infesting Quack grass where Tulipa tarda was clearly not wanting to go dormant yet.  

           A pic taken of the tulips back on 24 April.
         

I was quite surprised (1 May) to see how much the new bulbs had already formed for the following year.  The flowers hardly had time to dry up, and next years sprouts were already well formed.

       

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

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Always interesting to see what's going on with parts of plants we can't see!

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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RickR wrote:

Sometimes we garden according to necessity, and not in compliance with plant growth schedules: I decided I needed to rid this part of the garden of infesting Quack grass where Tulipa tarda was clearly not wanting to go dormant yet.  
A pic taken of the tulips back on 24 April.
       
I was quite surprised (1 May) to see how much the new bulbs had already formed for the following year.  The flowers hardly had time to dry up, and next years sprouts were already well formed.

I've often seen it on the wild onion here (Allium vineale). They form new bulbs very early. I think they play safe and store energy for next year as quickly as they can in case the weather gets bad (drought for instance).

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

RickR
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Just yesterday I cooked with our native wild Prairie onion, Allium stellatum (freshly dug), and my last Lilium davidii bulb held over in the fridge from last fall.  Too early for that allium to show new bulb growth.  It'll be a long time before it flowers in mid summer.  Trond, does Allium vineale  go dormant in summer?

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

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RickR wrote:

Just yesterday I cooked with our native wild Prairie onion, Allium stellatum (freshly dug), and my last Lilium davidii bulb held over in the fridge from last fall.   Too early for that allium to show new bulb growth.  It'll be a long time before it flowers in mid summer.  Trond, does Allium vineale  go dormant in summer?

Rick, did you have the heart to eat it :o
And yes, A vineale goes dormant in summer. That is, the leaves wilt but the stem with a few flowers and lots of bulbils stays for all summer more or less green. When I was a child we played with it pretending it was real onions for dinner but we were never allowed to eat them. My grandma said they were poisonous.

More pictures of Scilla liliohyacinthus. I think I'll have some spare bulbs later if anybody is interested.

Trond
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Hoy wrote:

Rick, did you have the heart to eat it :o

Of Course!  Many lilies, like L. davidii, are quite robust.  There is really no need to coddle them to get them to reproduce, and this species is very easy to clean if the bulbs are not too old.

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And yes, A vineale goes dormant in summer. That is, the leaves wilt but the stem with a few flowers and lots of bulbils stays for all summer more or less green. When I was a child we played with it pretending it was real onions for dinner but we were never allowed to eat them. My grandma said they were poisonous.

I wonder if that is true ???

I'd take seed of that Scilla, Trond, if you get any...

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

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