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Feb 28, 2015 7:32 PM CST
|These pretty little things were blooming in my rock garden last May. I'm sure I put them there, but can't figure out what they are. I'd appreciate any hints that will make me slap my forehead exclaiming "but of course!" |
(I guess I'm suffering from the tilted picture syndrome reported elsewhere - is there a way to avoid this by now?)
Feb 28, 2015 10:08 PM CST
|Meadow Squill (Scilla litardierei)|
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Mar 1, 2015 9:18 AM CST
|Scilla litardierii would be my guess, also. They should be hardy in your zone, too. They are in mine (Zone 4).|
The orientation of your original photo before you retrieve the file to process any resizing, etc., needs to be changed.
Mar 1, 2015 10:33 AM CST
|Fixed image to tilt upright!|
Mar 1, 2015 7:56 PM CST
|Thanks for the ID. Somehow I had convinced myself last spring, when it bloomed, that it was NOT S. litardieri (which indeed I grew from seed a few years prior), but I don't remember now why.|
Not sure I understand the directions for ensuring my photos show up upright. My modus operandi with any photos I take is to first correct orientation and save (my software doesn't automatically do that). After that, I do any cropping/resizing with the re-oriented picture. Seems to me that, if the ATP software wants to auto-fix orientation (and sometimes gets it wrong), there should be a way to correct it (or choose if the auto-fix should be applied) at time of uploading.
Mar 1, 2015 8:34 PM CST
|If I understand you right, Rob, that you are correcting the orientation and saving (replacing) the original file on your SD card (or whatever), and then grabbing the new file with your resizing, etc. software, and it's still not working, then I am baffled.|
The ID is still a guess by me. How many scilla species with that kind of spike are there that are hardy? I don't think there are many.
Mar 1, 2015 8:43 PM CST
|I'll try to get some proper close-up photos of the flowers this spring - assuming my plants return (keeping fingers crossed - there's been an awful lot of snow piled on top of them for a long time now)|