Green Bulbs

Friday, July 29, 2011

I last updated about this plant, Silver Squill, some two years ago. The plant has since grown steadily and more foliages have sprouted after I have moved it to a shadier spot. The plant has however never sent out any flowers thus far :-(



At the begining of this year, one bulb (not these two in the pic below) sent out a flower stalk... but the buds just dried up before they get to open.

So I am crossing my fingers for these Hyacinth flowers to blossom well. They were re-chilled and re-rooted after they failed to grow anything the last time I took them out from the fridge.



I hope these Gladiolus 'White Prosperity' bulbs will forgive me for squeezing so many of them into one pot as I am really running short of space! Thanks HS for the bulbs :-D



I have been growing these Peruvian Lilies (Eucrosia bicolour) since February. The flowers just faded when I bought them. I wonder how long I need to wait for their next blooms. It's already July now...



Gloxinia is the easiest to re-flower. No need pre-chilling whatsoever... easy peasy ;-)



My Oxalis flowering and flourishing its beautiful purple leaves freely after a months of dormancy...



Bulbous plants are tough and often bring surprises. Don't you think so?

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17 comments

  1. Good luck with your Silver Squill and Peruvian Liliies. The phrase "patience is a virtue" seems to be meant especially for gardeners. At least you are being rewarded by your Gloxinia and Oxalis.

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  2. Steph, i still remember your post on hyacinth. At least you have available bulbs there in Malaysia, or did you get it from a sub-tropical climate? Keep us posted on the fate of your hyacinth and other lilies.

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  3. I really admire yor Silver squill, never seen it so healthy.
    And really want to try to plant the Gloxinia again.
    Somehow I manage to get my oxalis in good books.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. that is some great foliage on the silver squill!

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  5. That Silver Squill has the prettiest foliage. Hopefully it will bloom for you. I love the purple Oxalis. Such a fabulous color with the lavender blooms. Have a wonderful Weekend Steph.

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  6. Your plants look great! Your Silver Squill and Oxalis are my favorites today.

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  7. Bulbous plant very hardy regardless of extreme weather. I just posted some gladiolus bulb to my mom. Hope all your bulbous plant will bloom for you soon.

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  8. Stephanie,
    Bulbs do bring surprises and so many colors.
    I remember planting 100 daffodils at my old place and the soil was so poor, but many took well anyway.
    Happy weekend to you :)
    Brad

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  9. Hi Steph.

    Ledebouria is an interesting genus... it's actually in the asparagus family!

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  10. That Silver Squill is a foxy looking plant...I like it it's very pretty and unique. I hope one day you'll walk in and get a nice surprise from it. Sometimes flowers like to spring it on us when we are not looking.

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  11. Pretty plants Stephanie! I love the silver squill. Our purple oxalis is starting to bloom again here after taking a break for a couple of weeks. I like the blooms, but even without them the foliage is so nice.

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  12. Pretty garden! Hmm... Except for Gladiolus, I don't think I have any bulbous plants. Need to get some for the sake of experimenting. :D

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  13. Andrea, a friend gave me those bulbs.

    Thanks for all your visits! Will keep posting progres of the plants if any ;-D

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  14. Pretty flowers... bulbs for me means onions and perhaps narcissus... they are full of surprises on their own right...

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  15. Very healthy looking silver squill! Your plants look so healthy!

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  16. wow, how gorgeous! I love the first two - picture perfect.

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  17. oops, that comment was for the Mostly Red post.

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