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Winter Growers Waking Up


Phil,

It is indeed amazing what a few cool nights will do at this time of
year. P. fulgidum has its scarlet flowers already. P. dasyphyllum
(planted out) is also flowering and of the tuberous ones, most are out,
including P.barklyi. But there are some yet waiting. So am I!

Andrew
San Diego, California


During October my tuberous rooted winter growers have started to wake
up.
The only one that shows no sign of growth yet is Pelargonium barklyi.
The
pachycaul species started growing during the last half of September.  P.
cortusifolium is now in full growth.  It's great to see some leaves
after a
long summer!  The changes from season to season are subtle in San Diego
and
sometimes the plants say more than the calendar anyway :-)

As one might expect the Tylecodon and "winter growing" mesembs also are
making their moves.  It's like having a small piece of Namaqualand in
the
back yard.

Phil Bunch





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