Winter Colour

Two of my oxalis plants are blooming and at least one more has buds that are on the way. First up is Oxalis obtusa ‘Buttercup’.

Here’s a photo of the plant, back in November when it was still in the process of emerging from dormancy.

I used to keep the oxalis in my unheated porch, but had to move them into the basement under lights when pots started to freeze. It’s still chilly down there (they like some cold), but I think it was the lights that prompted this big wave of blooms.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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9 thoughts on “Winter Colour

  1. I can’t. I tried to plug in a very low watt space heater and it blew the load for that part of the house. Old wiring out there.

  2. WOW I have just discovered your blog and I am in love! This is such an inspirational place for a newbie gardener like me. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!

  3. Beautiful oxalis! I love them so….I really hope I have not already asked you this (it is possible with my 7th grade teacher planning a cross-country move-addled brain), but do you have a good source for interesting oxalis bulbs? I love this variety, but seem to usually only find the old-y but a goody purple-leaf version…

  4. Hi Gayla,

    I keep think about this porch situation… Can you raise a couple of pigs out there like they do in Finland? Then they would be making compost AND heat!

    Yes it’s wacky but it keeps popping into my mind so I thought I would share :-P

  5. Wow, Gayla, that is one tack-sharp image — as well as having great composition and content. I need to get my eyes fixed, as all my shots lately have a Givernyesque blur about them (though not nearly as arty).

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