Fall Crocus in the Garden

Colchicum flowers

It was tempting to use the title, “Naked Lady in the Garden”, to attract the attention of those who don’t ordinarily dwell much on fall flowers, but I thought perhaps it was a bit risque for a university arboretum story. ┬áBut it’s entirely true that fall crocus, meadow saffron, or naked lady, are common names … Continue reading

Camas Flowers in the WSU Arboretum

Camas flower

The native camas (Camassia quamash) flower is beginning to emerge in the Arboretum, although it is not yet blooming. However, the leaves from some surplus bulbs that we planted in a garden plot in the arboretum last fall are growing vigorously already and it might not be that long until we see the central flowering … Continue reading