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Jun 3, 2017 9:05 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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It's summer! Time for the summer blooming bulbs and I thought we might start off with some of Legalily's great images:

A. Shubertii?
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Molly
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...and one from my garden:
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A. karataviense
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Jun 3, 2017 10:50 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Yes those are schubertii
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Jun 4, 2017 12:20 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Allium moly

That's about it for now.

I will have more blooms of other plants later.
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Jun 4, 2017 2:23 PM CST
South Carolina
Here is my blooms so far
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Jun 4, 2017 3:26 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Hurray! Hurray!
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Jun 4, 2017 11:35 PM CST
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
The Hippeastrum that I rescued from someones dustbin at christmas is now in bloom in the garden..............
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I don't understand growing them as houseplants. They make really good garden specimens (in pots in colder climates like ours) and only really need to be kept dry over the winter (this one was simply under the side porch which has no door or suchlike). The added bonus is that the stem doesn't get ridiculously long like it does when grown indoors.
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Jun 5, 2017 6:16 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Beautiful longk Thumbs up
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Jun 5, 2017 8:48 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Nice rescue! Thumbs up

Where I live, Hippeastrums are sold at Christmas and thrown away when they are done blooming. My grandmother would keep them and get them to bloom again, but most people don't bother. Maybe because they do not know how to or maybe because it is easier to just get new ones?
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Jun 5, 2017 9:16 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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First blooms this year-finally!
Crimson Pixie
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Bad lighting, but so excited to see them I didn't care Whistling Whistling
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Lollipop open but not quite all the way this morning
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Jun 5, 2017 12:47 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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longk said:The Hippeastrum that I rescued from someones dustbin at christmas is now in bloom in the garden..............
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I don't understand growing them as houseplants. They make really good garden specimens (in pots in colder climates like ours) and only really need to be kept dry over the winter (this one was simply under the side porch which has no door or suchlike). The added bonus is that the stem doesn't get ridiculously long like it does when grown indoors.


I agree I have always wondered about that, and now I realize that I want to grow them outside, as we do not have a lot of indoor room anyway. I think they look much nicer outdoors. I had been thinking that for years now. I just haven't gotten around to getting any to add to the garden yet. Thank You!
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Jun 5, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Ginny ~ Very pretty!
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Jun 6, 2017 3:56 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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I thought the Muscari comosum 'Plumosum'/Leopoldia comosa I bought last fall would only send up foliage this year, but now it looks as if a few of them are trying to put up blooms:


Alliums are still looking good:
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A. Purple Sensation

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A. karataviense 'Ivory Queen'

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A. karataviense

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A. 'Mount Everest'

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A. christophii

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A. siculum/Nectaroscordum siculum

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A. multibulbosum/A. nigrum

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A. roseum
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Jun 6, 2017 5:11 AM CST
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
IrisLilli said:Nice rescue! Thumbs up

Where I live, Hippeastrums are sold at Christmas and thrown away when they are done blooming. My grandmother would keep them and get them to bloom again, but most people don't bother. Maybe because they do not know how to or maybe because it is easier to just get new ones?
It's the same here. It's not even hard to rebloom them indoors.
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Jun 6, 2017 5:14 AM CST
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
evelyninthegarden said:

I agree I have always wondered about that, and now I realize that I want to grow them outside, as we do not have a lot of indoor room anyway. I think they look much nicer outdoors. I had been thinking that for years now. I just haven't gotten around to getting any to add to the garden yet. Thank You!



I would have thought that they would be hardy there. Am I wrong?
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Jun 6, 2017 6:26 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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In zone 8, in the southeast US, they are hardy in the ground. We get very little snow in winter; the worst problem we have to deal with is a late frost in spring that may burn the leaf tips. You may want to try one bulb and see how well it survives your winters. You may also consider planting in a sheltered location with mulch for additional protection. nodding
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Jun 6, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
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Lillie your alliums are gorgeous Drooling Drooling Drooling Lobe them all Hurray!
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Jun 6, 2017 9:20 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Thank You! Ginny! I tip my hat to you.

I would love to be able to grow Hippeastrums outside...
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Jun 6, 2017 9:41 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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longk said:The Hippeastrum that I rescued from someones dustbin at christmas is now in bloom in the garden..............
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I don't understand growing them as houseplants. They make really good garden specimens (in pots in colder climates like ours) and only really need to be kept dry over the winter (this one was simply under the side porch which has no door or suchlike). The added bonus is that the stem doesn't get ridiculously long like it does when grown indoors.


Completely agree on using them outside in container, shorter stems and I believe more intense color.
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Jun 8, 2017 2:03 AM CST
central Illinois
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1st Peruvian Daffodil this year, ie -> Ismene or Hymenocallis
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One of the Pineapples -
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Iron Cross (Oxalis)
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Crinum
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4 scapes to start the show (most ever experienced for first blooming presentation).

Lilies
25 different cultivars so far, many to go...from today -
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Jun 8, 2017 7:43 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Beautiful! Lovey dubby

...and those pineapples made me giggle! Big Grin
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