ARS Tasmania Newsletter – May 2014

  • Date: 10th February 2016

IN MY GARDEN by Lesley Gillanders

Autumn days are with us again with all of our gardens clothed in their red, gold, orange or yellow regalia. Lardizabala biternata adds another colour – brown. This has an attractive raceme of several flowers opening from pea sized buds with slight overtones of reddish brown which is accented by creamy white stamens. An unusual climber from Chile but not to everyones taste as some  people prefer more spectacularly coloured flowers.

The first of our Crocus have a few flowers open on this sunny day. C.longiflorus with blue flowers, C.mathewii with pale whitish blue blooms which Ken raised from seed, C. oreocreticus has also appeared plus a white Crocus whose name has been lost but an unnamed bulb such as this one is also welcome and will one day be identified.

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