Miscellaneous spring bulbs 2012

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Miscellaneous spring bulbs 2012

Some other bulbs flowering here this winter/spring:

Colchicum triphyllum
4 x Cyclamen coum (they always remind me of colourful candy :) )
Muscari muscarimi
Colchicum luteum
Narcissus hedraeanthus
Eranthis hyemalis
Fritillaria raddeana

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A wonderful start to a new thread for the year.

That Fritillaria raddeana is very healthy and vigorous!  (As are all your bulbs!)  When I planted seed of this species (and closely realated frits), I was very surprised at their huge size!  The seedlings have a long way to go, and I don't think they are nearly as happy. :-\

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

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RickR wrote:

A wonderful start to a new thread for the year.

That Fritillaria raddeana is very healthy and vigorous!  (As are all your bulbs!)   When I planted seed of this species (and closely realated frits), I was very surprised at their huge size!  The seedlings have a long way to go, and I don't think they are nearly as happy. :-\

Thanks Rick,

about that F. raddeana: it's been in my garden for 3 years now and this year it's flowering in January (the two last years it flowered in March) on a stalk of only 30 cm heigh, while normally it flowers on a stem of at least 50 cm! Probably because of the strange winter we've been having!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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Wim, when do you work? With a garden and plants like that I hadn't remembered to go to my job.

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

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Hoy wrote:

Wim, when do you work? With a garden and plants like that I hadn't remembered to go to my job.

I'm unemployed for the moment  :'( So I have time to photograph my plants :-\ and study some languages (something I love a lot too) in between looking for a job!

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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WimB wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Wim, when do you work? With a garden and plants like that I hadn't remembered to go to my job.

I'm unemployed for the moment  :'( So I have time to photograph my plants :-\ and study some languages (something I love a lot too) in between looking for a job!

Oh so sorry to hear that! But anyway you are lucky to have a nice garden to enjoy while waiting for a job! I thought maybe you were a kind of gardener whose job was his hobby too ;)

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

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Hoy wrote:

WimB wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Wim, when do you work? With a garden and plants like that I hadn't remembered to go to my job.

I'm unemployed for the moment  :'( So I have time to photograph my plants :-\ and study some languages (something I love a lot too) in between looking for a job!

Oh so sorry to hear that! But anyway you are lucky to have a nice garden to enjoy while waiting for a job! I thought maybe you were a kind of gardener whose job was his hobby too ;)

I wish, but no such luck  ;) ;)

Wim Boens
Wingene Belgium zone 8a

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Great start to spring! Still months away here, even if it hasn't felt like it ;)

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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cohan wrote:

Great start to spring! Still months away here, even if it hasn't felt like it ;)

It was a great start but yesterday it started snowing here, we have a layer of about 10 cm of snow now and temperature went down to - 12°C last night!
I think a lot of plants will have had a shock!

Wim Boens
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Oops! So you got some of that cold weather after all! We will get a couple of colder days this week, but only closer to normal, nothing serious, then back warmer again.. Hope your cold weather, and elsewhere in Europe, does not last!

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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We also got 10cm of snow yesterday! But the coldest so far in my garden is -7C. As long as the fjord is open it usually doesn't get colder here. But they have had -37C on the other side of the mountains!

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

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