Hello and Introduction

Linda Foulis plantlady@beautifulblooms.ab.ca
Sun, 16 Oct 2005 20:53:42 PDT
I'm a new member to the PBS, name is Linda Foulis.  I reside in Okotoks, AB,
Canada.  We are zone 3a.  We're lucky if we get 112 frost free days here in
the foothills of the Rockies.  I depend a lot on creating microclimates  in
the yard, and of course bring all of my tender bulbs and plants in for the
Angela can we trade climates for a while?  I can't even begin to tell you
how many peonies I dug out and tossed in the compost in our new yard.  I've
been through a winter where it was -54 for 3 days.
Tulips, allium, fritillaria, arum, daffodils, crocus and so on all do really
well here.
I've put off joining the club prior to this as I didn't want to tempt
myself, having serious plant collections in a rental can be difficult.  So
far I've limited myself to hippeastrums, plus some cross pollinating,
sprekelia, albuca, plus an amazon lily (?).
Finding interesting plant matter here is difficult and I order seeds in
mostly from overseas.

For you hippeastrum breeders, how long does it take under optimal conditions
for a seed to grow big enough to bloom?

Linda Foulis
Okotoks, AB  Canada
3C tonight

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