Bulbs forum: September bulbous blooms & chat

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Name: Jan
Cape Coral, FL
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Sunshinesw
Sep 14, 2010 2:50 PM CST
Spider lily.
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Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Sep 14, 2010 9:21 PM CST
Thanks for starting this, Jan:) I love red spider lilies. Yours is so nice.
Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Sep 15, 2010 3:52 PM CST
Beautiful spider lilies. Smiling
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Name: Jan
Cape Coral, FL
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Sunshinesw
Sep 15, 2010 5:17 PM CST
Bev & Tami, thanks! the only other bulbs flowering now and then are the rain lillies & Burbines.
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Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Sep 16, 2010 4:40 PM CST
I have a couple of glads that are putting up another bloom. The first gingers are going past. It's been tough here this year with record high temps and a lack of rain. I do also have rain lilies now and then.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Sep 17, 2010 12:45 AM CST
Tuberose (w/ frog and moth) Thumb of 2010-09-17/jmorth/99299b
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jmorth
Sep 17, 2010 12:57 AM CST
Dahlias Thumb of 2010-09-17/jmorth/5e23d2 Thumb of 2010-09-17/jmorth/748b08 Thumb of 2010-09-17/jmorth/998cf7
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Name: Jan
Cape Coral, FL
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Sunshinesw
Sep 17, 2010 1:58 AM CST
Love that tuberose with moth & frog! I can't grow dahlias, it's too hot & humit here.
Name: Jo-Ann
Zone 9a, New Orleans, LA (Zone 9a)
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Sep 17, 2010 9:48 AM CST
My tuberoses did very little this year. It sent up nice tall stalks with tons of buds, yet the heat was so intense that burned up before they opened. With my small lot, I really don't have another place to put them. I think they'll be traded or given away.
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Name: Izhar ul Haq
Karachi, Pakistan
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Izhar
Sep 17, 2010 10:21 AM CST
JoAnn I dont think its the heat because they bloomed extensively during our above 100F summers, here is their pic when they started sending spikes in late June this year:

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jmorth
Sep 17, 2010 12:21 PM CST
same tuberose, next night:Thumb of 2010-09-17/jmorth/d41383 Thumb of 2010-09-17/jmorth/a31eac Thumb of 2010-09-17/jmorth/e81ae7
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Name: Jo-Ann
Zone 9a, New Orleans, LA (Zone 9a)
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Sep 17, 2010 9:16 PM CST
Thanks, Izhar. I don't know what it is then. They just a;; burned up before the buds opened. Mine are i full sun all day long. I wish they did look as lovely as yours. Plus I love the preying mantis. I could use some of those also.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Sep 19, 2010 4:21 PM CST
Amazing pics, jmorth!

Tuberose is one I haven't tried before, and really must next year. Jmorth, how much sun do yours get? How do you winter store them?

JoAnn, had you grown them successfully before? I wonder if afternoon shade would help?

Izhar, is your climate humid? Your Tuberoses look so happy! I love the grace of those single blossomed ones. Do you leave them in the ground year round?
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Name: Kim
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Kim
Sep 19, 2010 8:01 PM CST
I have received more Sinningia tubiflora (bulbs/corms) then I was anticipating on planting. If anyone wants to try them let me know and I can Postage them Smiling
Name: Izhar ul Haq
Karachi, Pakistan
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Izhar
Sep 19, 2010 10:47 PM CST
These are great pics Jmorth.. depicting a simple food chain process.. loved them...

Neal I can grow them outdoors all year round but giving them rest in winters ensure a good blooming cycle next season, so I dig them out by mid November , humidity is around 60%. As soon as the sun sets they start emitting their heavenly fragrance which remains in the air till sunrise... out of 50 bulbs I ordered one bloomed double :)
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Sep 20, 2010 6:00 AM CST
Kim, those are so cool! I remember reading about them in a Plant Delights catalog- it said they're hardy to zone 7! Are you trying some outside?

Izhar, interesting that you need to dig them to induce a dormancy, a lot of bulbs are like that though, and like a dry period to bloom well. I'm curious if the high humidity of JoAnn's climate had something to do with the browning of the blooms? Heat combined with humidity is problematic for a lot of plants through the south here in the US.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Sep 20, 2010 6:03 AM CST
Did y'all notice our new banner? Klstuart designed it for us! Thanks, Kelly!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jo-Ann
Zone 9a, New Orleans, LA (Zone 9a)
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JoAnn
Sep 20, 2010 7:30 AM CST
When I opened this forum this morning, I thought it looked a little different. Really nice. Thanks for all the work.

I'm so disgusted with my burned up tuberoses. These were newly planted 2 years ago. Last year, a few flower stalks came up & the blooms were wonderful. This year, lots of flower stalks and and all burned up blossoms. I think these will have to be given away.

Both the heat & the humidity were terrible this year. Plus a pretty bad drought early in the year. I can always tell how much I've been watering by my water bill. Last month it was $85 compared to the usual $35.
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Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
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mollymistsmith
Sep 20, 2010 2:57 PM CST
JoAnn, it must be due to the heat and humidity like Neal said because my haven't bloomed at all this year. I have three pots of beautiful, healthy foliage but no blooms.

Neal, Great new banner. Would you like for me to send you a pot of tuberose? If so, c-mail me your address. Have you dug up the daffodils yet?

Tami
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Sep 20, 2010 3:24 PM CST
With the tuberoses, in considering Izhar's treatment of them, I'm wondering if digging them and allowing them a dry dormancy is the solution. That lead me to think container culture may be best, but then I realized Tami's are potted.

Tami, how do you grow and store them? I'm very tempted, but curious if I'll have any better luck than you have. Oh, and those elusive daffodils! I was so sure I'd have no problem finding the bulbs to dig them, because I have them in an area I had tarped off to kill the grass and weeds, and had left only small openings where the Daffs were growing. I'd planned to dig them while the foliage was yellowing, but ended up going on a surprise trip to the beach for a week (we'd thought all along we weren't going to be able to make it, at the last minute, circumstances changed and allowed us to go), and was shocked when we got back the foliage had completely dried off. Folks at home said it had been quite hot that week, hotter than at the beach, LOL. Anyhow, when I did go digging for them, I just kept digging and digging and finding no bulbs! How deep can they work themselves? I had to have gone down 18".

I haven't given up though, when we get a decent rain I'm going to go searching again. I really want to cover the whole area, so they need to come out of there.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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