British Columbia: My Treasures

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  1. JadeC

    JadeC Active Member 10 Years

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    My Treasures - Part one.

    How cute they are :)
     

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    JadeC Active Member 10 Years

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    Very beautiful flowers! Good photography too, thanks for sharing.
     
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    dt-van Active Member 10 Years

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    They are very lovely, but for those of us who aren't experts - what are they? What time of year were the photos taken. How long do they bloom for? Are they hardy?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I don't remember seeing rain lilies here before, certainly not as fine a stand as the first kind shown.

    And I've tried growing them myself.
     
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    JadeC Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi Dancer,
    Thank you for your praise.
    I am going to post more pictures of them here.
    They are my treasure:)
     
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    JadeC Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi Denis & Teresa,

    Thanks for praise.
    Those photo was taken by myself .
    Certainly, they are grow by me and Sean.

    Those cute fairies are "Rain Lilies " .
    The photos was taken in late spring to late autumn.
    Every blooms will be 3 days, but over 10 times a year.
    They bloom 18 times in 2008 and 17 times in 2009.
    I would like to know thier hardy zone,too.
    That's one of my assignment here.

    I apreciate if anyone could provide any infor mation of this .
     
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    JadeC Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi Ron,
    Yes, I can not find them in Vancouver, too.
    It is so glad to know that you will try to gorw them,too.
    I am going to perform an experiment .
    It might be start in the spring of 2011 .
    Hope we could interchang observation each other.

    After my Mandarin lesson,I will try to post more photos of rain lilies .
     
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    Hi Jade C
    I am amazed at how many times of the year rain lilies bloom. I live in Nanaimo on Vancover Island and would be interested to know the hardy zones as well ,as I am on the backside of a mountain, so a little cooler temps up here. Are they easy to find? I had never heard of or seen them before, but would love to get some for my garden. Looking forward to some more pics!
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Zephyranthes spp. have been grown at UBCBG, but in the Alpine House or bulb frame. I don't know that much about them. Wikipedia says some species hardy to Zone 7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyranthes

    JadeC, it sounds like the photos are from somewhere other than Vancouver. Where did you garden when you took the photos?
     
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    JadeC Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi Dancer,

    It's so exciting that you like them .too.
    I cannot find them in Vancouver.
    But I will try to bring them here legality.
    If I did it.
    I would like to invite you to exchang experience of grow them:)
     
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    JadeC Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi Eric,

    It is so glad to know some of them might be hardy to Zone 7.
    That is useful information to me. Thank you so much:)

    Yes, I came here not so long time.
    All my treasures still at Taipei now.
    I plan take them here in coming spring.
    The website could help me do that legality.
    http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/plavege.shtml
     
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    Hi Jade C,
    Absolutley gorgeous flowers! They are so beautiful! Thankyou for all the photos. Your from Taipei? I have a rescue dog that I brought over from Taipei earlier this year and keep in touch with the people from the rescue organization in Taipei.
    I hope that you will be able to bring the flowers over here, they are so pretty, and I can't beleive how often they bloom. That is truly amazing. Again, thankyou for sharing, have an awesome day!
     
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    Hi Dancer,

    Yes, I come from Taipei.
    I will go to Taipei in X'mas vacation for
    "2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition"

    It is really happy that you like them,too :)
    There has a long story for this impressive beauty and me.
    In short, finally, I did it.
    After seven years endeavour ,
    I let thier bloom times to surpass people know.

    I will try my best bring them here.
    After all,
    Growing them and recording the observation, is one of my assignment here.
     
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    Hi Jade,
    That would be wonderful if you could bring some specimens back to Canada after Xmas. I hope that will be possible. Your a student? You sound like you are doing good work if you have extended the blooming life of the flowers. You are very dedicated. That is great! I hope you are enjoying being in Canada, I look forward to hearing how it all goes when you try to bring the flowers back to Vancouver. Thanks again for introducing to all of us such a beautiful flower.
     
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    Hi Dancer,
    Thank you again. : )

    Yes, I am a student, I am also children's mom : )
    You are right. I really enjoy being here.
    Several interesting challenge is waiting for me .

    To bring them here after X’mas when I come back here.
    It might be a impossible mission to me. :D
    But of course they will be in Vancouver soon.
    I hope it will be in the coming spring :)

    Thank you for liking my treasures again :)
     
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    Jade,
    More beautiful pcitrues of your treasures! They are such a delicate and beautiful flower. They somehow make you feel good just looking at them. It is nice to see such beauty when our weather is so cold and not much sun. What is the height of the flowers? Are they grown from bulbs or seeds? Thanks again for sharing!
     

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