Bulb Information

Information about condition and health of bulbs.

Sent to my Texas Master Gardeners

February 15, 2018
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This was a quickie post I made to our MG group. We have about 83 active members, 12 new students going through 60 hours of training, then 50 hours of…

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Fat pods on Chinese Sacred Lily

February 1, 2018
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These will each have several seeds, of various sizes (possibly due to variations in ploidy). I have another stem also with 4 pods, and many with 2-3. Pods generally have…

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Double Autumn Colors seedling

January 30, 2018
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A few of these, pretty much identical to each other, have shown up over the years in the seed-grown Autumn Colors. They generally have stigmas and set seed. And have…

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Autumn Colors x Constantinople

January 18, 2018
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Here on the immediate coast, and hence lacking a truly hot summer baking, Constantinople tends to not be as fully double as it should be, having the doubling generally confined…

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Single Chinese not sterile after all?

There are scientific journals out there that say  N. Tazetta ‘Chinese sacred lily’ or ‘Orientalis’ is sterile. This is because the plant is triploid with 30 chromosomes and this causes pollen…

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Paper Whites & Alcohol

December 18, 2017
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Brent Heath will tell you if you want a pot of daffodils to have short foliage and shorter sturdier bloom stalks that you need more bright light. Growing pots indoors…

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