Something strange is going on. This is a rather warm winter, and up to less than a week ago, I was mostly walking around with a T-shirt and shorts. When I switch to longer pants and sleeves for riding my bike to work on the cool mornings, I feel rather hot during the rest of the day. I live in zone 10 which (although warm) should have been much colder. At-least it's raining...
It seems that my Hippeastrums are enjoying the somewhat tropical climate, and few have decided to flower in the fall, which is a bit unusual. They normally flower in spring. I planted them at roughly the same time. Some are leafing-out faster than others, and two are about to leaf-out after they are done flowering.
Crocus and hyacinths have sprouted a short tip and then entered into some suspended animation.
Two hyacinths from last year did the same, and they turned-out to have root-rot. They did not infect the other hyacinths nearby, so I guess it's not a disease.
My Narcissus bulbs which I have kept for few years are fully-grown, but the new ones I bought have sprouted and decided to go dormant, leaving a small green tip poking-out of the soil...
My tulips are not to be seen anywhere... I did not dig them out to see what's left of them.
If the temperatures drop before the end of winter, will they sprout and complete their cycle before the summer? Can they survive a warm winter in that situation and grow again next fall? Are they total-loss?