I have to say, too, that these last few posts of yours, Fermi, are particularly spectacular!
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
I'm only showing you the good ones!
Here are a few more:
My fave babiana, Babiana pygmaea
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Lachenalia mutabilis is now starting to flower
At the Kyneton Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show last weekend I saw a nice potful of Lachenalia aloides, better than I can grow here!
Lachenalia orchioides var glaucina is an old favorite, received from some venerable gardeners in our club who have since passed away
Lachenalia contaminata in the rock garden
Moraea aristata in a sand bed with Crossyne flava
Wow! What exotic beauties!!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
There's more to come, Lori!
This is a species of "orchid gladdie", Gladiolus virescens
Also quite exotic looking is Babiana ringens which has evolved a perch for the birds which pollinate it!
Wonderful and extraordinary!
This gladdie is certainly wonderful and extraordinary, Lori. I got it recently from Greg Boldiston, Longinomus Plants, Romsey.
It's Gladiolus lilaceus and during the day its a dull reddish color and unscented,
But at night it changes to a lilac-purple and is strongly scented!
Does it go back to the reddish color in the morning? That is too weird (but beautiful)!
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8