Flowering now in the Southern Hemisphere

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Toole
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Thanks Trond  .

Just seen yours,( and Gerrit's ),pics and comments in the International Rock Gardener e-magazine of your South American trip yes .The plants and scenery are absolutely superb. cool.Well done.

Gee I 'gotta' get there .....laugh

Cheers Dave,

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Thank you Dave, glad you liked it.

The trip was very exiting and I wanna go back there!

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

Fermi
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Lucky for you, Trond, you can visit South America when it's your winter!

It's too risky to leave our garden at that time of yearsad

In flower now in our garden, Sternbergia lutea,

 

cheers

fermi

Sternbergia lutea
Sternbergia lutea

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Tim Ingram
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Missed out on the Forum for a little while but i do like Trycyrtis macrantha flowering in that deep pot - must try and copy that. On the whole they struggle through our hot summers and of course are caviar to molluscs too, but that looks a neat way of overcoming this if I can find a suitable chimney-pot. Like the Urgenia too; I've never actually come across this in a garden.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Fermi
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Yesterday morning I spotted these three lurking in the garden and they were still there today! Garden Gnomes - Biarum davisiicheeky

cheers

fermi

Biarum davisii
Biarum davisii
Biarum davisii

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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Sternbergia sicula is now in bloom

Sternbergia sicula in grass Sternbergia sicula Sternbergia sicula

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Mark McD
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Fermi, that's fabulous, love the middle photo, like a stream of yellow.  Love the Biarum too.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Fermi
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Mark McD wrote:

Fermi, that's fabulous, love the middle photo, like a stream of yellow.  Love the Biarum too.

Thanks, Mark,

they seem to do well herecheeky

They were grown from seed so there's some natural variation with some having thinner petals (sepals) giving a starry appearance,

cheers

fermi

Sternbergia sicula
Sternbergia sicula
Sternbergia sicula
Sternbergia sicula

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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Another yellow autumn flowering bulb is Ipheion hirtellum (syn Nothoscordum hirtellum)

cheers

fermi

Ipheion hirtellum
Ipheion hirtellum

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Hoy
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Have to second Mark! And it is obvious that the climate of Central Victoria, Australia, is very different from mine! Autumn flowering bulbs are usually no success here.

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

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