Bulb mix curses

Linda Foulis lmf@beautifulblooms.ab.ca
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 20:53:35 PST
Back in February of this year I had corresponded with Alberto Castillo
regarding potting mixes for bulbs.  Alberto had said to me, 'As matter of
fact, I am not doing you any favor, as once you adjust your mixes and
everything explodes into growth with you it will be like a curse!'

Well, cursed I have been and I could not be more pleased.  Sometimes when
something seems so simple, it does not make sense that it could work, and
yet here I am dealing with this curse.  I followed Alberto's instructions
and repotted all of my bulbs (mostly hippeastrum), and since then I have had
hippeastrum in some stage of bloom, with at least one at any given time in
full bloom.  Right now, one in full bloom (Jewel - a small double), one just
starting to bloom (unknown, hasn't bloomed in years) and five more with buds
out downstairs.  Bulbs are splitting their tunics at an almost alarming rate
and I am absolutely giddy.

Thank you Alberto.  Actually I would also like to thank the rest of the
group as well.  I don't participate much, but the knowledge that I am
gaining from all of you is just wonderful.  Thanks!

Linda Foulis

Okotoks, AB     Canada

Almost blizzard conditions tonight which will hopefully give a good blanket
of snow on the beds.  Inside, I'm in hippie heaven and even better, just got
my order of albuca seed from Silverhill.

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