Greenhouse Bulbs 2011

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Mattus
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Greenhouse Bulbs 2011

What's in bloom in my greenhouse at the moment. As soon as the day length shifts around Feb. 14, it starts to feel like spring in the greenhouse.

Mattus
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Some images from a Stenomesson pearcii, which is currently blooming under glass. I've had the bulbs for seven years, and this is the first time that I have been able to get the plant to bloom.

Matt Mattus
USDA Zone 5B
Worcester, MA

Mattus
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The species Gladiolus that I potted up in October are starting to bloom, the first, this pot of G. maculatus, it is so fragrant, (not unlike G. tristis). This pot was so fragrant, that I brought it into the house for the weekend.

Matt Mattus
USDA Zone 5B
Worcester, MA

Hoy
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Amazing :o
I presume your greenhouse is completely frost free?

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

Mark McD
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Mattus wrote:

Some images from a Stenomesson pearcii, which is currently blooming under glass. I've had the bulbs for seven years, and this is the first time that I have been able to get the plant to bloom.

Congratulations Matt, this is a rarely seen genus, and its a beautiful small plant.  The link from the Pacific Bulb Society shows that even though this plant grows at very high elevation in Peru and Bolivia from 2700-4000m (8,800-13,000 feet), apparently the region has a very mild climate without freezing.  According to the PBS pages, some Stenomesson are now the genus Clinanthus.
http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Clinanthus

S. pearcei on PBS:
http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Stenomesson

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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WimB
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Matt  :o :o

That's a real explosion of colour. What's the yellow flower with the blue anthers in the second picture?

Edit by Wim: Found the answer to my question here: http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=578.0;topicseen  ;)

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

RickR
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All photos worth studying, Matt!  Thanks.

Is that a blue tinge on the backs of the petal ends of Stenomesson pearcii
A nice little accent.

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

deesen
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Lovely images Matt. I assume you heat your greenhouse?

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

Mattus
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Thanks all. The greenhouse is heated, but drops to about 40 degrees F at night. At this time of year, it can reach 80 degrees F on a sunny day, but the automatic vents open at 70 degrees. I was aware of the some species in the genus Stenomesson being moved to Clinanthus, but not S. pearcii. The tint on the outside of the petals is actually green, not blue.

Matt Mattus
USDA Zone 5B
Worcester, MA

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What a way to enjoy an early spring!  I grow a few bulbs in the cool greenhouse at work, mostly cyclamen...I'll post pics next week when I get back home.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Tony Willis
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Some terrestrial European orchids. Not always thought of as bulbous these go dormant in summer and have a small tuber. Many have been renamed but I do not subscribe to the manic need to split everything up and so ther may be some disagreement about my naming

Two Ophrys lutea
      Ophrys papiloniacea
      Orchis morio
      Orchis anatolica

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