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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jun 3, 2017 9:05 AM CST
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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Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 3, 2017 10:50 AM CST
Yes those are schubertii
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jun 4, 2017 12:20 AM CST
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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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Vita Sackville-West
South Carolina
Fmwynd
Jun 4, 2017 2:23 PM CST
Here is my blooms so far
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Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 4, 2017 3:26 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
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longk
Jun 4, 2017 11:35 PM CST
The Hippeastrum that I rescued from someones dustbin at christmas is now in bloom in the garden..............
Thumb of 2017-06-05/longk/e86273

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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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Jun 5, 2017 6:16 AM CST
Beautiful longk Thumbs up
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jun 5, 2017 8:48 AM CST
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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Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 5, 2017 9:16 AM CST
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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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jun 5, 2017 12:47 PM CST
longk said:The Hippeastrum that I rescued from someones dustbin at christmas is now in bloom in the garden..............
Thumb of 2017-06-05/longk/e86273

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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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jun 5, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Ginny ~ Very pretty!
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jun 6, 2017 3:56 AM CST
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:
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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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longk
Jun 6, 2017 5:11 AM CST
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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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Jun 6, 2017 5:14 AM CST
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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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Jun 6, 2017 6:26 AM CST
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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Legalily
Jun 6, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Lillie your alliums are gorgeous Drooling Drooling Drooling Lobe them all Hurray!
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Jun 6, 2017 9:20 AM CST
Thank You! Ginny! I tip my hat to you.

I would love to be able to grow Hippeastrums outside...
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 6, 2017 9:41 AM CST
longk said:The Hippeastrum that I rescued from someones dustbin at christmas is now in bloom in the garden..............
Thumb of 2017-06-05/longk/e86273

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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jmorth
Jun 8, 2017 2:03 AM CST
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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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jun 8, 2017 7:43 AM CST
Beautiful! Lovey dubby

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