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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

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Must read this with the entry below..........

09 December 2009 22:20:33
Brodiaea

Brodiaea

Any of you brave enough to try seeds for either one of these plants? 

Brodiaea is a genus of monocotyledon flowering plants, also known by the common name cluster-lilies.[3] Brodiaea species occur in the West Coast of the United States, especially northern California.

 

This year, my father-in-law gave me the seed heads of either this or agapanthus - he doesn't know which one.  I can't tell the difference from the flowers or the foliage.  All I can tell ye is each seed head was one long stalk with easily 25-30 individual dried flower. 

 

So if anyone is brave enough to try the seeds, you could end up with a blue brodiaea or a blue agapanthus!   I have hundreds............


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J.D. J.D. 09 December 2009 22:21:34

Its beautiful. Blue is my favourite colour. That one is so rich.


Mairin Mairin 09 December 2009 22:29:25

Well, Jacinta, considering you are the expert - do you want to try them and then let me know which one it is????  I am cheeky! 


AitAlainn AitAlainn 09 December 2009 22:31:02

Now the last journal makes more sense!! I just adore agapanthus - have blue and white ones but prefer the blue.


Bizzybee Bizzybee 09 December 2009 22:36:00

I agree, Jacinta, it is beautiful.  It seems to me that plants with blue flowers are incredibly striking and seem to be less in abundance than other colours or is that just my imagination? I admire people who grow plants from seed because it takes such dedication, patience and loving care that I think the use of the word "Brave" is apt for attempting this challenge.


Mairin Mairin 09 December 2009 22:41:44

So Bizzybee, I take it you are not up to the challenge?  Go on.....seeds for free......what have you got to lose?  Tell you what - if you try them, I'll try them and see how we get on?


HeadGardener HeadGardener 09 December 2009 22:56:53

Mairin bring some down the meet you know I love a challenge mind you my agapanthus growing is'nt the best :-)


Lìga Lìga 10 December 2009 09:35:37

I want try too:))


Myrtle Myrtle 10 December 2009 11:27:17

I have never heard of brodiaea, but I have a large clump of agapanthus, I also have a varigated leaf one in a pot which hasnt flowered yet but like most varigated plants the flowers are not usually as good. There is a photo in my garden album, plant is called "tinkerbell"


LindaB LindaB 10 December 2009 13:30:07

Me too please - gardeners refuse nothing!!


Bizzybee Bizzybee 10 December 2009 15:32:44

I'll certainly give it a go, Mairin.  I bought a heated propagator a while back so it would be a good time to try it out - I never used one before.


Drumanagh Drumanagh 10 December 2009 18:10:08

Me too Mairin, please!


J.D. J.D. 10 December 2009 20:42:19

Ha ha me an expert? I don't think so. But yes I would love some please.


AitAlainn AitAlainn 10 December 2009 21:15:11

Bizzybee - what kind of propagtor did you get? I am thinking of getting one for myself and know very little about them. Might put up a journal actually - get a few opinions!!


Bizzybee Bizzybee 10 December 2009 22:57:20

Mairin, I don't think you're going to have enough to go around Maybe you should share them with those who know what to do with them!!!! AitAlainn, I've replied in your journal page - I thought it would be more apt.


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