Mary Sue Ittner
Thu, 14 Apr 2005 17:02:02 PDT

Gerhard Stickroth sent me a picture of Scoliopus bigelovii blooming in 
Germany grown by friend Josef Mayr who has given permission to add it to 
the wiki. I was quite amazed to see all these flowers together since in the 
wild it is tucked into corners here and there in the shady forest so I've 
never seen a photo opportunity where you could capture so many flowers at 
once. Also since this plant usually grows in the shade, the lack of light 
and shadows make good pictures a challenge. Josef is growing his plants in 
full sun in a former pond where he has changed the soil. I always find it 
fascinating to learn about the different ways people grow plants 
successfully. I don't know how cold it is where he lives, but he has found 
a system that works. Read about it and see the picture below. I guess I 
need to give my plants more nutrients and  more light besides the new 
regimen of additional summer water.…

Mary Sue

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