Perceptions of Zones and Hardiness
Sat, 07 Feb 2004 11:16:52 PST
Arnold - no, everything just goes into the gardens as they are.  The soil
is generally a clayey loam  - close to neautral, reasonably fertile, fairly
moisture-retentive.  Gardens occasionally get amended with nursery compost
(mostly MetroMix 510, plus perlite and whatever other stuff typically ends
up in compost: judging from the results, more baby arisaemas and cyclamen
than we intend!). As I said, we're on a hill, so there's an inevitable
downward trend of free moisture.  For example, I have several Kniphofia
caulescens growing in a swale that is completely liquid in early spring
(here, April-May), and they love it. The true bulbs and corms are not in
wet spots - I do try to site them on definite slopes.  Other than that,
nothing gets special conditions or soils -


Original Message:
From: Arnold Trachtenberg
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 13:38:49 -0500
Subject: Re: [pbs] Perceptions of Zones and Hardiness


Do you take any special precautions with the soil/medium that you grow 
all the South African bulbs in?


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