It's always exciting when plants finally show their color. You can learn whether they're what the seed packet said they were, or not.
A few first flowers from seed: Gentiana verna ssp. pontica, Primula auricula v. albocincta
Bellevalia dubia -- flowering yesterday, completely eaten off by the rabbit this morning
Those are incredible, Claire!
Those are incredible, Claire! At least you got a pic of the Bellevalia at perfect flowering stage. That will last forever!
That F. affinis is the most graceful frit I've ever seen. My frits (not affinis) are just peaking out of their pots. This is first and second flowering of F. crassifolia ssp. kurdica:
Nice frits, Rick. I have a
Nice frits, Rick. I have a few more first-timers in bud. Time to see what I've really been growing.
First flower on a nice form
First flowers, Fritillaria
Yummy! I love this time of
Yummy! I love this time of year, when all the "babies" finally show what they can do.
I was surprised to see a tiny
I was surprised to see a tiny orange shoot emerging from this seed pot a few days ago
It started to open up a couple of days later
and today i brought the pot inside into the warmth to help it fully open
Though tiny it appears to be true to name Crocus gargaricus ssp gargaricus collected by Jim Archibald in Turkey (J&JA J&JA 344.090) seed from Goteborg TG sown in 2016
I got the seed for this
I got the seed for this Bulbinella latifolia var doleritica from Silverhill Seeds in 1999.
The poor lone seedling survived in a pot till 2016 when I liberated it into the garden. That year it produced its first flower spike which got frosted off as it flowers in winter Similarly last year but it kept getting bigger and this year it produced 4 spikes, two of which "got above the frosts" and this week the first flowers opened!
Good show, Fermi! ...Claire
Good show, Fermi!
This Iris aphylla was grown
Gardeners surely must take
Gardeners surely must take the prize for patience, Fermi!
Iris lutescens grown from
Nice one, Fermi!
Nice one, Fermi!
Townsendia parryi from seed
Townsendia parryi from seed sown last winter. Nice to see this in the fall, the size of the flower is much larger than I have seen in the wild, but my experience with it is very limited. Other species can exhibit wide variation in appearance due to many factors so maybe this is not unusual. This plant was subject to two defoliation events late this past summer so this could explain why this developed.
Well that explains the
Well that explains the beautiful fresh looking foliage! You sure do defy the odds at times, Mike. Bravo!
Babiana tubulosa from SRGC
Spectacular, Fermi! ...Claire
Daphne caucasicum grown from
Lapeirousia divaricata NARGS
That's quite delicate, Fermi.
That's quite delicate, Fermi. Nice!
Triteleia dudleyi grown from
Moraea lurida grown from SRGC
Moraea lurida sports an
Moraea lurida sports an interesting color combination, Fermi. I'm not sure whether I like it or not!
This is the first to flower
This is the first to flower so I'm not sure if there wll be any variation with the other seedlings. Moraea lurida is quite variable in nature so it's possible some of the others will be different!
Calochortus clavatus ssp
Scutellaria sevanensis grown
I've recently started growing
I've recently started growing scutellarias from seed. S. sevanensis looks like one I should try. Thanks for the post, Fermi.
I do like this one. This was
Nice, Rick. Here are a
"Scoots" always manage to
"Scoots" always manage to look surprised!
Lovely selection of bulbs , fermi. Moraea have a somewhat sinister charm.
I always thought of them
I always thought of them (scoots) as soldiers at attention. LOL
Three fritillaria first-timers: F. affinis, F. gussichiae, F. messanensis ssp. gracilis