Fall Crocus

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 22 Oct 2010 07:51:32 PDT
>Those having trouble with this beautiful crocus should try giving it 
>some lime.
>We all know that most dianthus are lime lovers that don't do well in acid
>soils, and I'm pretty sure some bulbs are the same. Eranthis "cilicia" is an
>example: it's a total failure unless you goose it with lime regularly.
>As the eranthis, quite possibly C. goulimyi.

Dear Roger,
	This really cracked me up. My garden is loess/clay on 
limestone. My tap water regularly tests with a pH of 11 and a 
hardness you can knock on. Anything needing neutral -let alone acid- 
soils are a loss here.

	Good one.	Jim

	Dianthus and Eranthis are no brainers here, too.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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