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Spring is here


The number and variety of flowers has really picked up, announcing spring in spite of the weather. I really like the species Gladiolus over the large hybrid types. Here is Gladiolus carneus.

Homeria flaccida is a terrific salmon color with veins on the petals and a yellow throat.

The red and white Hippeastrum put up a second stalk. I had crossed it with a large white one, so the first stalk is there to produce seeds.

And then there are the daylilies. A lot of daylilies.

‘Pico Matias Simao’

‘So Many Stars’

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Gladiolus carneus is a little miracle isn’t it! With three painted tulips on its petals? What a beauty!

12 Apr, 2024


the many species are lovely. Hybrid vigour is all very well especially in food crops but some hybrids are just not as elegant.

13 Apr, 2024


I grow the winter-growing Gladiolus species because I have the climate for them, I don't need to water them and they are better suited for windy conditions. And then there are the patterns that they have like the G. carneus, which you don't find in the hybrids. Also the species have better rust resistance than the tall glads.

13 Apr, 2024


Beautiful Daylilies! I bet they bloom all year there like here in San Diego, CA.

14 Apr, 2024

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