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
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
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....
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?