Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The scented terrace


The Abyssinian gladiolus (Acidanthera murielae) do not survive winter reliably in this climate. They did one year. The next, they did not. So now I plant new corms every late spring. 

They have a faintly detectable scent during the day, but at night it becomes powerful.


Plant for pleasure in your own particular darkness.

6 comments:

  1. "It was an Abyssinian glad,
    And on its dulcimer it plaid,
    Singing of Mount Abora ..."

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  2. May they be brought in to overwinter?

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    1. Yes, I think if they are kept dry they'd be fine. Maybe I'll dig them up this late fall and do that.

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    2. Where did you purchase the bulbs?

      Heather
      Wayne, pa

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  3. We plant hundreds of these beauties every year (you're right, they don't reliably return) on the 16 acre estate where I work - known there as 'the seaside bulbs' because of the scent... : ) Ours aren't out yet but not long to wait!

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