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 Post subject: Amarine
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:17 am 
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Here is one of my Amarine bulbs in flower. The photo was taken two weeks ago when it was at its best with 22 flowers. Some of the flowers are drying out now.

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 Post subject: Re: Amarine
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:06 pm 
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Another beauty Heinie!! It must be spectacular all year with your summer and winter growers flowering throughout the months :D Dan

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 Post subject: Re: Amarine
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:07 am 
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Thank you Dan, I imported 2 bulbs about 3 years ago.

I live close to a Nature Reserve. The vacant plot across the road from my house joins the Reserve. From next month I will do my daily visits to this plot where there are more than 20 different types of plants growing during winter. I post a photo of a Gladiolus elatus from that plot two years ago to wet your appetite. I was flat on my stomach to take the first photo on the plot.

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 Post subject: Re: Amarine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Beautiful Heinie :shock: Oddly enough, Gladiolus are on the no import list as I recall.....weeds or some such problem :D Dan

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 Post subject: Re: Amarine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:46 pm 
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Dan,
They do multiply very quickly and the bulbs grow very deep in the ground. The larger the bulb grows the deeper it pulls itself under ground.

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