Thursday, November 13, 2008

Snow White Cyclamen

One of my favorite things about this time of year is planting cyclamen. I have grown them for years in a shady raised bed in Laguna and it is always a pleasant surprise when they start blooming in the late fall or early winter. This is new group that I put in the Moonlight Garden in SJC a couple weeks ago and their bright snowy white blooms really light up this bed in the dappled shade. I hope they do well here and don't get lost or trampled over the summer.

5 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

A Moonlight Garden how romantic and wonderful! Your cyclamen looks very nice and healthy. Do you keep the soil very moist?

Sheila said...

This isn't a particularly damp part of the garden, although it is shady and cool. It does dry out between waterings.

Barbee' said...

Oh, they are beautiful! You are lucky to live where you can grow them.

Ilona said...

I love cyclamen and wish I could grow the tender ones with the larger flowers. Your garden is so lovely.

Amy said...

Oh, these are really beautiful. I've often wished I could grow them here, every since I saw a carpet of them growing under a tree in a magazine photograph.