Thursday, October 30, 2014

4 wild auricula seedlings

Here are four seedlings grown from open pollinated seed taken from a wild auricula, all are slightly diffferent.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pinkie Dawn, blooming today

Pinkie Dawn a new border auricula in my collection is blooming today.
On a recent trip to England I purchased a quantity of black T labels which I'm now using for all my mother plants.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Blooming today

An auricula I exchanged with Ina in Germany is blooming today; it’s nice to have this auricula in my collection. Vulcan was raised by Frank Faulkner in 1955.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A trip to visit Iris in Salisbury, England

Anneli blooming in Iris's Auricula Theatre
On a recent trip to visit my son and his wife Iris in Salisbury, I helped Iris to make an auricula theatre from some wood from that had formerly been part of the decking in their garden. The garden receives a lot of sunshine and is rather warm, so Iris has to provide shading for her auriculas to keep them cool. She has a very nice collection of auriculas which are still booming; she has also raised many from her own seeds.
Iris's Auricula Theatre

One of Iris's seedlings

Another seedling

Young auriculas and seedlings in cool corner
Anneli in bloom