Pro Lycoris versus nothing

diana chapman
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 08:37:34 PDT
Dear All:

I feel a word or two is necessary in response to Jim's statements, since I
have a nursery, bought from Jim and I am on this list.  There has been no
communication between Jim and myself as to the fate of the bulbs he sold me.

> most part, these bulbs were potted, prices tripled or pentupled (sp?)
> and resold with almost no effort to establish these in a nursery.
 >I don't want to
> name these nurseries as some are on this list and others you would
> know.

I grow all my bulbs.  That means I propagate almost everything myself,  In
cases where I am unable to grow bulbs from seed I buy bulbs (such as
Lycoris), and grow them on.  The following year some are sold to recoup the
investment (at prices that are a far cry from tripling or quintupling), then
some remaining bulbs are used for propagation.  I have about half the bulbs
that Jim ever sold to me.

When vague allegations are made about nurseries on this list, people will
make their own interpretations.  I don't usually feel the need to defend my
reputation, but since Jim and I have had no correspondence regarding the
fate of the bulbs he sold me, in this case I feel it is necessary.

Diana Chapman
Telos Rare Bulbs

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