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 Post subject: Beladonna lillies
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:36 pm 
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The show is in full swing right now:
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 Post subject: Re: Beladonna lillies
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:05 am 
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BEAUTIFUL lillies, PS!!! :wink: To me, the Beladonna's are the prettiest of all the lillies!!

If you would allow me to, I'd like to partially hijack your thread!! :oops: Being that your success with it is a portion of the inspiration for me trying my hand at growing some garlic this fall, I'm anxiously waiting to see pictures and read about how your garlic goes again!! I have two questions for you. First, when do you think you will be planting your garlic this year? And, what varieties are you going to be planting?

Thanks!! Again... beautiful lillies!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Beladonna lillies
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:35 pm 
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I'll be planting garlic again in Oct-Nov, I'll plant the same types as last year, plus a few new ones. I'm not sure which new ones at this point because I'm doing a couple exchanges in Sept.

If you would like to try your hand at some of the garlics I grew last year, I'd be happy to send you some heads. I grew over 400 heads so there's plenty to go around. I also have picasso shallots and yellow potato onions that came in recently.

I'm going to repeat my refrigeration experiment again with some more garlics too. It will be interesting to see if it works on creole, silverskin and artichoke types as well as porcelains and purple-stripes. Maybe I'll even get a rocombole to try. Have to see.

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 Post subject: Re: Beladonna lillies
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:18 pm 
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OMG... you are offering to share with me??? I feel quite honored!! 8) I would love to have whatever you are willing to share with me!! Just let me know what you need from me and when!!

You're a good egg, PS!!!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Beladonna lillies
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Now I know what's growing in my backyard through the ivy. Thanks!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Beladonna lillies
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:43 pm 
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Yeah, these are pretty common, though not native. These looked like a 'wild' colony, but they were probably left from an ancient homestead garden. There were probably several thousand bulbs, and I rescued about 3 wheelbarrow loads (they are the size of nerf footballs), before the area was graded.

Interestingly they make pea sized translucent pink succulent seeds that look more like a fruit, the seed contains enough moisture to start growing in Sept, regardless of if it rains or not, so as to get a head start on the other plants that need silly stuff like water.

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 Post subject: Re: Beladonna lillies
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:21 pm 
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They're loaded up with seed now:
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Among the prettiest seed of the plant kingdom!

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