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Re: mystery bulb in garden ??

Post  kittykat on 3/24/2012, 10:50 am

This is a fun thread... all wondering what the mystery bulb is going to be. I thought it might be a lily, too, before it started to open up, but now that we can see the inside, it doesn't look lily-ish...

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Post  GWN on 3/24/2012, 10:56 am

Well I know that there are some lilies in the bunch that came from my mothers garden.
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Post  GWN on 3/24/2012, 11:05 am




UH OH killer frost last night, will see what the sun does to it today
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Post  Daniel9999 on 3/25/2012, 3:41 pm

GWN wrote:amarylis is basically an indoor plant at least in my neck of the woods

There are hardy varieties of amarylis that that can be grown in zones 3-9.

For example this variety from the Brecks catalog.

http://brecks.com/product.asp?pn=73695

Usually you would still have to bring them indoors during the fall in order for them to survive in your zone but its not unheard of for them to survive without being brought in.
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Post  GWN on 3/25/2012, 6:32 pm



OK for a closeup of where it is now, not sure if I have ever seen anything emerge like this ....
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Post  capatl on 3/25/2012, 6:51 pm

I have no idea! But am enjoying the mystery!

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Post  curio on 3/25/2012, 6:52 pm

are you sure it's not "pods"??? Maybe we've been invaded... Shocked
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Post  GWN on 3/25/2012, 6:52 pm

It is starting to look like a weed, there are all these little yellow things inside and I am afraid they might be seeds....... :scratch:
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Post  GWN on 3/30/2012, 11:49 am



OK so this is what she looks like this week. Perhaps a bit worse for the wear from the frost, but clearly looks like one of these days SOMETHING is going to emerge....... What a Face I think that this one is columbine

and that this one is hollyhock
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Post  lonewolfrissy on 3/30/2012, 12:56 pm

Amaryllis. My parents were gifted some for christmas one year. Just the bulb alone it could have been Amaryllis or Calla lily. But the way it's blossoming, I'd say it's Amaryllis. Or Daffodils. o.O
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Post  littlejo on 3/30/2012, 5:39 pm

Is it still sitting on/near the ground? Is there any leaves? It may be a flower that only grows in a colder climate. It may be a surprise something, with leaves growing later on. Doesn't look like an amaryllis flower now, but...
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Post  GWN on 3/30/2012, 8:57 pm

yup pretty much sitting on the ground, there are about 4 of them and they are all perking up now and something is going to happen.
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 3/30/2012, 8:59 pm

My vote: definitely not daffodil, leaves are wrong. If amaryllis, it's gotta be rare, doesn't have the large flowers usually associated with the breed. Interesting mystery!

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Post  GWN on 3/30/2012, 9:11 pm

This is a more recent picture, not much change but you can see the height from this one.
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Post  GWN on 3/31/2012, 10:14 am

anyone ever heard of brunsvigia
Google it and then go to images.....

I HOPE that these are brunsvigia....
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 3/31/2012, 1:31 pm

GWN, might be profitable to contact the Pacific Bulb Society (http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Brunsvigia ). Someone there may be able to give you a species name for your Audrey II. What an exciting garden item!

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Post  GWN on 3/31/2012, 2:25 pm

What a great site, ultimately I will likely do that, but in the meantime I am having too much fun just watching all the changes and imagining what it might be.
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Post  GWN on 4/2/2012, 11:29 am



The plant now seems to be taking off.... growing away from the ground and filling in with leaves as it goes.
They are becoming quite spectacular in that they are the only thin worthy of mention yet in the perennial garden, neighbours comment...
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Post  AvaDGardner on 4/10/2012, 12:55 am

What does it look like now?

It is definitely not an amarylis...at least not the kind we had! Or a daffodil, or a calla lily.

It's a ____?
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Post  GWN on 4/11/2012, 12:05 pm

I do have a newer picture, but for some reason the host it option is not coming up, NOR are any other options...??
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Post  GWN on 4/11/2012, 10:33 pm

OK so an update just came through, I loaded it and presto I now have full functions so I can now post my latest picture
These are starting to look like odd little space stations

I guess I had kept expecting some beautiful flower to just ...."emerge" but alas these weird towers......
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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/11/2012, 11:10 pm

Looks kinda like milkweed.

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Post  GWN on 4/11/2012, 11:13 pm

is mildweed a bulb?
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Post  AvaDGardner on 4/13/2012, 12:29 am

You are right, they do look like space stations!

Rooster may be right. Check this...but the leaves are different (maybe because of the size?). Good news: monarch butterflies love them!

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=mcafee&sz=all&va=milkweed
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