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Jim McKenney
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:02:00 PST
Welcome to the list, Marilyn. 

Where in Pennsylvania do you live? 

I'm in Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C. Although
I've been growing and enjoying bulbs all of my life it seems, I'm a relative
newbie with respect to the plants of southern Africa. I grow a small
selection of Lachenalia, Nerine, south African Oxalis and others. 

My particular focus now is to learn which of these plants can be grown using
a cold frame (I don't have a greenhouse and just about every plant I bring
into the house dies).

I'm still feeling my way with these plants. You'll fine that there is an
amazing depth of knowledge and experience within this group, both with
respect to the plants of southern Africa, bulbs and plants in general - and

If you're wondering about something, chances are someone in the group has
already wondered about it, too, and has some experiences to share. 

I think those of us in the east have certain problems we have to work out on
our own. I hope you will post your successes and failures freely. And if you
have a digital camera, please consider posting images to the wiki. 

And do look over carefully Mary Sue's instructions for searching the
archives: I have not been a member of this list since its inception, and by
searching I've run across a lot of older posts in the archives which are
really interesting - and which I would otherwise have missed.

I hope we will be hearing from you again soon.  

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where today it not only looks
a bit like spring, it sounds and smells like it, too.

My Virtual Maryland Garden
Webmaster Potomac Valley Chapter, NARGS 
Editor PVC Bulletin 
Webmaster Potomac Lily Society

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