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Nik

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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2021, 09:03:56 PM »
And this is where I planted all of the bulbs. Pictures from early spring (first one) and summer (rest).
All of them were positioned close to our back deck, so we can enjoy them both outdoors and from inside the house.
To be honest, I care mostly about the moss and lichen in the yard. For the rest, any survivors are welcome.
Connecticut, zone 7a

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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2021, 01:38:48 AM »
Hi Nik,
you have a beautiful yard to look out on! I wouldn't want to spoil it by cluttering it up with garden beds.
Introducing a few geophytes here and there can enhance without detracting from the rocky outcrops.
I can't really offer much in the way of advice as our conditions are a bit different here  (around Zone 8 I think).
If the health of the bulbs deteriorates you might need to add a bit of lime to raise the pH but I wouldn't bother if the plants look healthy.
Friends who lived on Mt Dandenong (to the East of Melbourne) used to apply lime to rhododendrons because their soil was so acidic the lime didn't raise the pH enough to affect the rhodies! Lime run-off from the gravel driveway did manage to turn the hydrangeas pink!
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2021, 09:15:24 PM »
Hi Nik,
you have a beautiful yard to look out on! I wouldn't want to spoil it by cluttering it up with garden beds.
Thank you, Fermi!
We are very lucky to have this natural setting in our yard. This is an early spring view of our side yard, picture taken from inside the house, second floor. We also have a stream running through the front yard.. I try to keep everything as natural as possible. Still quite an effort in terms of weeding.
A little surprising that these forums donít seem to have dedicated threads about mosses and lichens. I can contribute quite a bit on that front. After all, itís a rock garden club, isnít it?
But this is supposed to be about Sternbergia. My Dutch bulbs appear to be all growing, but no sign of flower buds. I guess they were planted too late. The emerging leaves definitely look different than the Bulgarian bulbs. Much lighter in color and much wider. I suspect I will have to wait till next year to compare the flowers. After they get our yardís treatment during the summer. Quite disappointing..
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2021, 10:06:16 AM »
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A little surprising that these forums donít seem to have dedicated threads about mosses and lichens. I can contribute quite a bit on that front. After all, itís a rock garden club, isnít it?
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Have a look here, Nik
https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=13521.msg417939#msg417939
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Mr Fermi de Sousa, Redesdale,
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2021, 11:42:44 AM »
Great! Thank you!
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2021, 12:32:58 PM »
For the past two weeks weíve had at least ten frosty mornings. The Dutch bulbs planted at the end of September will definitely not flower, but they are slowly growing even in this weather. Hereís how they look today.
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2021, 12:34:45 PM »
And here are some of the plants that flowered in September.
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2021, 06:16:53 PM »
Few more of the Dutch bulbs, all thawed out and baking in the sun on a Ďbalmyí 7íC midday.
Having issues posting more than one image at a time, so Iíll split it into several posts. Sorry about that.
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2021, 06:18:47 PM »
A little closer
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2021, 06:19:16 PM »
And closer
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2021, 06:19:51 PM »
Next one
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2021, 06:20:24 PM »
Last one
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