Lily Co-op forum: Allium

 
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bbrookrd
Jul 11, 2010 5:14 PM CST
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
Wha, Some? How about Lots! Patti
wha
Jul 11, 2010 5:34 PM CST
:) the bulb queen speaks!
bbrookrd
Jul 11, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
Wha, I love being the queen, but better to be The Queen.

I am needing a herd of bulbs to replace all the ones that we lost this summer due to a needed renovations project going on in a few of our beds. The excavator that we brought in didn't treat the thousands of scilla and muscari too kindly. We tried to move all the Narcissus before they started, but no doubt we did miss a few. I did have the operator put the top 8" of soil in one pile which I will use to fill in an area that will become part of a new bed. So some may reappear there. Who knows. Thankfully Bleek is having another bulb sale. Patti
AlohaHoya
Jul 11, 2010 11:19 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Sooooooo, I ask again....du'ya think I can grow some of those sexy alliums here in Hawaii....? Lots of rain, well draining medium, not terribly humid but again, the rain....?????
Leap. The net will appear.
bbrookrd
Jul 12, 2010 7:43 AM CST
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
I am assuming that all that so much rain may rot them. Plant them deep to try to avoid this if possible. But perhaps you could try some in containers to control the moisture level. But Maui Onions grow great as well as the tons of garlic that is grown on the Islands, so maybe. Good luck. Patti
AlohaHoya
Jul 12, 2010 11:58 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
There are dry sides to all the island...and inbetween. We get about 150" of rain a year....5 x more than Seattle!!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
hart
Jul 12, 2010 7:47 PM CST
Can you grow onions? It's about the same. Because that's what they are minus the edible bulb.
AlohaHoya
Jul 12, 2010 8:09 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I can grow green onions. I can control the drainage by planting them in cinders. I am not so interested in growing the bulbs for eating...but they have such unusual flowers....I love them.

In Seattle I grew Elephant Garlic...and when they looked like little Russian Domes, I cut their long stems and placed them in the kitchen and watched the movable arrangement: they 'danced' on their stems, the stems twisting and turning and changing directions...never straight. I could never tell wht triggered it: if it were phototropic, or heat driven or....or.... every morning the arrangement would be different from the evening before, and every afternoon it would be different. I would love to try that again....

Carol
Leap. The net will appear.
hart
Jul 12, 2010 11:35 PM CST
I don't think any of the alliums are actually edible. I've never heard of anyone eating them. I hope you can grow some - they're awfully pretty.
tggfisk
Jul 13, 2010 7:39 AM CST
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
Ok, I just have to do it...Here is a pic of allium and yarrow from this spring at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Don't I wish I had this kind of space!

Thumbnail by tggfisk

Imagegardenersdetective
Jul 13, 2010 7:45 AM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Bev, really beautiful thanks for sharing.
tggfisk
Jul 13, 2010 10:45 AM CST
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
Thanks:) That was a wonderful day right up 'till getting lost, lol!
Imagegardenersdetective
Jul 13, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Yep, Yep my nick name use to be turn around Susan Rolling on the floor laughing Now I have a gps.
tggfisk
Jul 13, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageDebbie
Jul 13, 2010 5:21 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La zone 8b
Carol, you put a hat on! Cool photo. I don't know why Bert hasn't answered your question. Him and Ingrid are probably on a honeymoon since she just got back. LOL

Bev those are so pretty.
AlohaHoya
Jul 13, 2010 6:05 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Thanks Debbie.. OH, I am patient... Rolling my eyes.
Leap. The net will appear.
dutchman
Jul 13, 2010 7:11 PM CST
Name: bleek
Carol,

The honeymoon was over a long, long time ago and Ingrid is the female one of our twins.

I have been busy tending to the Bulb crop in Holland. It looks that quite a few items will be in short supply this year, specially in the small bulb area.

I would not really know how well Alliums do, but I have no problem to send you some of a few kinds to try out. You'll be my official test station in Hawaii by reporting back on this site how well or how poor they did. Deal?

Bert.
AlohaHoya
Jul 13, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Cool! Really cool. The Amaryllis I got from you last year are doing brilliantly!!!! I will test anything gladly...

I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageDebbie
Jul 13, 2010 8:29 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La zone 8b
Oops Bert. So Ingrid is your daughter? My foe-pa. *Blush*
Imagegardenersdetective
Jul 13, 2010 8:33 PM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
Bert will you be able to cmail me instead of email me?

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