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Re: Back to spring bulbs


It is a very nice one; may I ask where you got it ?

Auralie wrote:
OK guys, I'll quit complaining. Thanks for listening. In all the confusion around my flower beds last fall, I
didn't have the place to plant spring bulbs that I had
planned on.  In fact, it was so confused, that I gave
away most of them, and plain forgot what I had planted. This spring I found a plant coming up in an odd spot under the WNW eave of the house that I
could not identify.  It was obviously not a tulip or a
daffodil. It was too large for crocus or the  other
small bulbs I might have planted.  What was it?  I
asked a visiting friend who is an orchid specialist, but knows quite a lot abut plants, and he thought
it might be a fritillaria.  Well, when it bloomed, I dug
through old bulb orders to identify it, for it was totally new to me. I can't remember why I bought
it.  What I have is Iris bucharica, and I can't imagine
why I had never seen it before.  What a charming
plant!  Each bulb seems to have produced two or
three stems, and each stem has six or seven yellow
and white iris blooms - each about two inches high.
The whole plant is about 12-15 inches high.  I may be
the only ignorant one here, but if, like me, you don't
know this plant, do give it a look.
Auralie

-jrf
--
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 100 F [38 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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