Pacific Bulb Society BX 373

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:54:45 PST

I have received your order.

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk, PBS BX
On Sun, 12/28/14, Aad van Beek <> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [pbs] Pacific Bulb Society BX 373
 To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
 Date: Sunday, December 28, 2014, 1:58 PM
 Hi Dell,
 I would like to receive the
 following numbers
 1. Bulbs
 of Cyrtanthus hybrid, orange-scarlet trumpets.
 2. Seeds of Clivia "Solomone light orange
 x yellow" selfed
 4. Small tubers of
 5. Begonia martiana var gracilis
 (syn. B. gracilis)
 6. Seed of Nerine
 bowdenii (?) Type Human.
 7. Seed of Nerine
 bowdenii Type Oswald.
 Aad van Beek
 G.C. Marshallstraat 30
 The Netherlands
 > On 28 Dec 2014, at 17:46,
 > Dear
 >      The
 items listed below have been donated by our members and
 friends to be shared.
 > If you are interested in obtaining some of
 them, please email me PRIVATELY at 
 > Include "BX
 373" in the subject line.
 >        Specify
 the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not
 specify quantities. It is a good idea to include your snail
 mail address, too, in case I do not already have it.
 Availability is based on a first come, first served system.
 When you receive your seeds/bulbs you will find, included
 with them, a statement of how much money (usually
 $2.00/share of seeds or $3 - $5/share of bulbs)(cash, check,
 or Pay Pal to <>;
 no money orders, please) you should send the PBS treasurer.
 Postage and packaging charges are added.
 >    Many of you are
 subscribers to this pbs elist which is free, but are not
 members of the Pacific Bulb Society which has a yearly
 MEMBERS of the Pacific Bulb Society. If you are not a
 member, consider joining so that you can take advantage of
 future offers such as this. Go to our website: <>
 >        If
 you would like to donate seeds or bulbs/corms to the
 PBS,(Donors will receive credit on the BX for the cost of
 postage for their donations.), please send CLEAN, clearly
 labeled plant materials to:
 > Dell Sherk
 > 55 W. High
 > Salem, WV 26426
 > USA 
 > Non US donors should contact Dell for
 instructions before sending seeds.
 >            I WILL REPLY TO YOU
 > From Arnold Trachtenberg:
 > 1. Bulbs of
 Cyrtanthus hybrid, orange-scarlet trumpets.
 > From Dell Sherk:
 > 2. Seeds of Clivia
 "Solomone light orange x yellow" selfed
 > From Rimmer de
 > 3. Small
 bulbs of Tulipa sylvestris
 > From Uli Urban:
 > 4. Small tubers of Nymphaea sp. ??, 
 purple/blue, tuberous. I am very pleased to be able to share
 > these tubers this year. I got this
 plant under the name of N. daubenyana 
 which it is definetely not.  The closest I came when I
 compared pictues 
 > on the web is the
 Hybrid 'Tina' . A magnificent aquatic with large
 > fragrant purple-blue flowers with
 yellow center that last several days 
 and which are held above the water surface. In summer it
 needs as warm 
 > water as possible, mine
 is growing in a free standing tank of black 
 > plastic which is warmed up by the sun. No
 artificial heating. Fertilized 
 > with
 Osmocote which does not trouble the water. It should perform
 > well in warm summer climates in
 the US. It is viviparous which means 
 that it can form young plants on the leaves. This is
 stimulated by cool 
 > temperatures and as
 we had an exceptionally long and mild autumn I could 
 > harvest a lot of small tubers that formed
 on the leaves where the stalk 
 > is
 attached. Some of these had sprouted and formed small leaves
 > roots. These small tubers should
 be kept slighty moist in sphagnum or 
 peat or the like, I treated them with a fungicide to prevent
 rot. In 
 > spring they should be started
 in warm water in an aquarium with extra 
 > light and planted out into their summer
 basin once the water is warm 
 > enough. I
 start mine in May at 25°C in small pots and plant them into
 > large pot in the tank in June. In
 warmer climes this can be done earlier.
 The adult tubers reach about nut-size. After the first frost
 (I had 
 > flowers poking through a thin
 layer of ice, frozen of course) I remove 
 > the pot from the tank, cut off all the
 leaves at about 15cm from the 
 > base,
 give a GOOD spray of fungicide and dry down the pot slowly.
 > remove all remains of leaf stalks as
 they die down. Before it is totally 
 dry it is wrapped into a plastic bag and stored at about
 12°C until May. 
 > I had some losses if
 the pot gets too dry or if mildew attacks while 
 > still very wet. I have never had leaf
 tubers in autumn so this is an 
 experiment for me, too. I keep some of the sprouted tubers
 in unheated 
 > water in the cold
 greenhouse, they look o.k. so far.
 > 5. Begonia martiana var gracilis (syn. B.
 gracilis), the "hollyhock begonia" The material
 > supplied is not seed but small bulbili
 which are produced en masse at 
 > the end
 of the growing period. These should be "sown"
 immediately on 
 > receipt and kept just
 barely moist. Begonia martiana sprouts fairly late 
 > at the end of May. If kept totally dry
 these bulbili may dessicate and 
 > die. A
 very rewarding beautiful plant. But needs some patience if
 > from these bulbili.
 > 6. Seed of Nerine
 bowdenii (?) Type Human. originally from wild seed sent by
 > Human. This is a VERY hardy
 plant with large bulbs and a large 
 inflorescence with fairly small very frilled pink flowers.
 > from ordinary N. bowdenii.
 Knowlegable people commented that this may 
 > not be N. bowdenii but a different
 species. It takes a while to raise a 
 flowering plant from seed but is very much worth the
 patience. Has 
 > survived the coldest
 winter with a good mulch and overhead protection 
 > from winter wet. Seed needs immediate
 sowing as it already starts to sprout.
 > 7. Seed of Nerine bowdenii Type
 Oswald. The origin of this form cannot be traced. I 
 > got very good bulbs from Mr Oswald from
 former East Germany where it was 
 > grown
 for a long time. East Germany was fairly isolated from the
 > during communist times but had an
 active gardening tradition. Many 
 breeding programmes emphasized hardiness with the
 (political) aim to be 
 > independent and
 self sufficient. He grew these bulbs amongst the beans 
 > and strawberries in rows in his vegetable
 garden and gave it a very 
 > thick winter
 mulch made of compost and stable manure. A very good plant,
 > hardy in almost all winters with a
 good mulch and overhead protection 
 against winter wet. Typical bright pink Nerine bowdenii
 flowers. Needs 
 > immediate sowing.
 > Thank you, Arnold, Rimmer, and Uli !!
 > Best wishes,
 > Dell
 > Dell Sherk, PBS
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