Pacific Bulb Society BX 365

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:07:10 PDT
Dear Joey,

	Congratulations on joining the world of the PBS BX. 

	Crinum bulbispermum should be reliably hardy for you, but here’s a few beginner hints. Keep the pots of seedlings protected some from climate extremes and well watered.  I usually bring the seedling pot indoors and away from freezing for the first winter. In spring plant them out where they get full sun and plenty of room. This selection gets to almost 4 ft tall here and wider than that. Keep well watered their first year of whenever they seem stressed. Once established they are very drought tolerant -having been through 2 years of extreme drought here in ’12 and ’13.  They do appreciate extra water, but are very tolerant of heat, sun and drought. 
	Mine grow in fine grained clay soil, but I do mulch and add compost around the base to retain some moisture.

	Your raised beds sound excellent. 	We have strong winds here too -not a problem. Wishing you good luck and wild success, then on to even more varieties of these fascinating Crinums.

	Perhaps some other Northern CA members can share their experiences with Crinum. 

	Ordering is very simple. Read Dell’s instructions and send him an email direct to 	ds429@frontier.com	Include "BX 365" in the subject line and list your requests.  Dell will confirm your order and send them ASAP with a bill to PBS. Prices are VERY reasonable and listed some where on the PBS site.   Would some one send this info to Joey and prospective other new members ?

	Dell is very easy to communicate with about BX orders and Arnold keeps track of the Treasury so it is very easy to know where your order and payments stand. You’ll find it so easy and the BX lists so tempting you may start  something !

	Hope you have success and enjoyment from these seeds. 			Best		Jim W. 



On Jul 21, 2014, at 10:25 AM, Joey Russell <rjrussell@cot.net> wrote:

Hello James,
This will be my first time ordering seeds (bulbs) through PBS and I would like to try your Crinum seeds. 			Any suggestions for success?  

How do I place my order.  I have my $5.00 off coupon for my first BX order that I will mail with my payment!
Sincerely,
Joey Russell

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10. Crinum bulbispermum, Jumbo strain  This selection has been reliably hardy in my Zone 5/6 garden for over a decade without protection. Winters are routinely below 0 F.
Directions for planting success. Press the large seeds into your planting mix, do not cover.
In colder climates such as mine the seedlings need extra winter protection for the 1st and 2nd winter.
Grow in full sun. Plant appreciate extra water and good drainage. Over all easy to grow and long lived.
Enjoy.


Jim W.

James Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
USA
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James Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
USA
Phone     816-746-1949










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