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Re: Today in my garden

I had no idea those plants bloomed. I've tried to grow them a few times, but there has always been a time when I forgot to water or was out of town and they dried out and died. Yours must be beautifu!

----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Today in my garden

Don't expect anything blooming here for another six weeks - we're
still ice-bound with temperatures not above 27 today.  The only
thing I have blooming is of an appropriate size - my Boweia has
a bunch of blooms - each nearly 1/4" across.  I wrote about this
plant back in December, but got no comments.  It has now grown
quite a mass of green tendrils, and has about a dozen of these
tiny greenish-white blooms, each on the tip of a tendril.  With a
magnifying glass I can see five recurved petals, five prominent
stamens and a very prominent pistil.  I don't know what the pollination
procedure is, so don't suppose I will get seeds - or if I could even
see them if I did.
I know this plant is native to South Africa, and that it is difficult to
propagate by division of the bulbous base, but since it has a flower
it must have seeds.  It's never bloomed before in the several years
I have had it.  Exciting!

In a message dated 2/28/2008 12:23:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
silverhawk@flash.net writes:

*sighhhhhhhhh* Not HERE. Still waiting...but I know it's around the
corner. Started my herbs in the garage and they are popping up and doing
well so far. Started some coleus seeds (chocolate mint and picture
perfect rose) and they are coming up finally.

james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
Everything seems to be blooming here--avocado, mango, lychee, rose
apple, Surinam cherry, loquat--including the pine trees, so the world's
covered with a fine yellow dust.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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