Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bulbs and Blooms

Narcissus Amadeus Mozart

It fully opened this afternoon revealing its heavily ruffled corona surrounded by glistening white perianth.

Iris reticulatas blooming in group.

N. Barrett Browning

The weather was nice today with lots of sunshine that made these tulips open. On the lower right is the weed that is all over my garden and it is difficult to eradicate.

Multiflowering N. Erlicheer's first bloom but can't take a picture of its face. The angle is bad and I don't want to step on my flower bed. There are lots of lily noses coming up.

T. Persial Pearl

I planted these bulbs haphazardly late last fall because the temperature was already unbearable.

New acquisitions:
Erythroniums from Ebay sold as "White Trout Lilies".

Oxalis 'Iron Cross'

Oxalis 'Iron Cross'bulbs

Claytonia virginica also known as 'Spring Beauty'. Image from Wikipedia.

Claytonia virginica corms, also from Ebay.

Eucharis grandiflora. This image was taken in the Philippines.

Eucharis grandiflora bulbs from a reputable online vendor. Let me tell you that I am not happy with the condition of the bulbs. They are so dry. Prior to taking this image, I peeled several layers of tunics. They have been in storage for a long time.

Crinum cintho alpha/Cape lily

These bulbs were bought from Menard's. The bulbs are in superb condition and are huge.

And lastly, would you please help me ID the only hyacinth growing in my garden? Its color is the darkest purple I have ever seen in a flower.

Happy Easter!


Anonymous said...

You have a good selection of bulbs. Bulbs are a favorite of mine to have in the garden because the show starts so early and goes right through the seasons. The Eucharis is a beautiful flower and one I can not grow. I am not sure of your ID though.

Bom said...

Great looking blooms! So many bulbs, looks like you plan to be busy this spring. Will you still attempt your Eucharis grandflora with the poor bulbs?

Lily said...

Thanks GWGT.

Bom, yes and I planted them right away. Though I am not expecting them to bloom this year.

PlantPostings said...

What fun! We were in the Chicago area today visiting family for Easter. So much is blooming in your area. We are a few days behind you -- so much to look forward to!

Alistair said...

Great flowering bulbs in your garden Lily. The Hyacinth is indeed a very deep colour, cant help you with the name though.

Lily said...

Indeed, there is so much to look forward to!

Thanks for the visit my friend. It's alright if you can't help with the name. :)

The Sage Butterfly said...

You are planning a very nice show of blooms. Very nice photos...I am not sure of the hyacinth variety, but that is a gorgeous shade of purple.

harry said...

Great flowering bulbs tulips in your garden. The Hyacinth is in fact a very deep color and unable to help you with the name though.

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Lily said...

Thanks TSB!

Harry, thanks for the visit and will check your T5 Grow Lights. I've heard about them.

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