Dear All, One of the newest members of this list posted the following question on the IBS website in July and didn't get an answer. I told her I'd try to come up with something and then had to leave suddenly. Now that I am back I will answer the parts I can and hope others will assist her as well. Mary Sue Thanks to the generous donations of so many members, I have obtained a wonderful collection of seeds - but I'm afraid the beautiful pictures have lured me into acquiring seeds about which I have little knowledge. In several cases, therefore, I've been unsuccessful. If anyone could provide advice or tips about the following, I'd be ever grateful! *Allium - these start well for me, but quickly succumb to "damp off" *Bomaraea caldasii *Bulbinella elegans *Calochortus venustus *Gelasine azurea *Gynandriris setifola *Herbertia lahue *Iris giganticaerulea *Melasphaerula ramosa *Neomarica caerulea, candida, and northiana *Sandersonia aurantiaca *Smilacina stellata *Zagadenus fremontii Thanks for your time!