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Messages - Judy Glattstein

Current Photographs / Re: Flowers Around Town
April 04, 2024, 05:29:41 PM
Those blue daffodils are sort of scarce too, David.
Current Photographs / Flowers Around Town
April 04, 2024, 03:52:58 PM
Even if not uncommon, I enjoy these flowers around town that I photographed today. Beautiful.

And the daffodils I photographed in March, continuing to grow and bloom even overgrown with wisteria and other weedy plants in an abandoned place - may we all continue to thrive and flower.
Current Photographs / Re: March 2024
March 23, 2024, 08:02:23 AM
My bad. I shall try again, as suggested

Aha! That worked. Thank you David.
Current Photographs / Re: March 2024
March 22, 2024, 08:02:45 PM

I don't exactly remember so will try to send Bulbocodium vernum image again and see what happens. Image is 396 X 391 121KB Here goes . . .

Yes. Error is as follows

The message has the following error or errors that must be corrected before continuing:
The message exceeds the maximum allowed length (65000 characters).

Have deleted image. Will try to post text / no image
Current Photographs / Re: March 2024
March 22, 2024, 05:21:23 PM
With the weather flip-flopping from pleasantly mild before the calendar flipped over to spring on March 19, and now back to winter-y chill (I've again been making fires in the wood burning stove) I wanted to post a picture of Bulbocodium vernum that's nicely flowering in my garden. But I keep getting an error message so you'll just have to take my word for it.
Sixty-five years ago or thereabouts, let's say end of the 1950s, I would occasionally be riding on public transportation in the summer, in Brooklyn NY. And would see a man wearing short sleeved shirt, with a tattooed number from the Nazi death camps on his wrist. I knew what it was. But I never talked to him.

And one time about the same time frame my father was talking to my mother about a man at the place where my father worked who would sometimes have fits, disturbances, crying out. I asked why, and my father said it was because the man would remember what had occurred in the camps and could not bear it.
General Discussion / Re: Plants in the News
September 27, 2023, 06:14:53 AM
Yesterday I received a similar message from the Hobby Greenhouse Association:

          This issue marks a new era for HGA with going with an all-digital format/delivery system. We have reduced our membership rates to $10 per year and $18 for 2 year memberships to reflect the lowering of overhead of printing and mailing the paper copy.  This was a very difficult decision for the HGA Board as everyone loved the paper copy.  The loss of our printer and being unable to find another printer forced us to make this decision.  We hope you will stay with us through this difficult time.  We have a lot more indoor plant knowledge to share along with the articles members submit to help others grow their plants to their full potential.
          Enjoy the Fall Magazine as you ease into the next season.  Stay safe and healthy.
General Discussion / Re: Spider whisperers
September 26, 2023, 09:08:04 AM
Interesting! We see these webs on the lawn for a brief period in late summer. Have always referred to them as "handkerchief spiderwebs." Now I know more.
Current Photographs / Re: Sept. photos
September 24, 2023, 03:16:52 PM
Martin, just cut close to ground. Unlike crocus the colchicum don't fall apart.
Current Photographs / Re: Sept. photos
September 24, 2023, 10:07:02 AM
Colchicum actually make a very good cut flower
General Discussion / Re: Plants in the News
September 22, 2023, 06:49:07 AM
Not bulbs, however these fascinating plants with gigantic flowers are now declared at risk of extinction.
Current Photographs / Re: Sept. photos
September 15, 2023, 11:14:44 AM
Love the Rhodophia bifida, flowering in scarcely a week after transition from greenhouse to outdoors, exploding into bloom triggered by the deluge
General Discussion / Flowering Now
September 07, 2023, 02:21:11 PM
Cyclamen rholfsianum is in flower in my greenhouse. 

And multiple pots of Rhodophiala bifida are minimally making an appearance above the soil in their tube pots. Rain forecast for later today and for the next several days so I moved a dozen or so pots outdoors. That will fast forward them into bloom.
General Discussion / Caladium Resurection
August 01, 2023, 07:44:51 AM
Last fall I brought in several pots of caladiums and put them in the basement for a winter rest. Then forgot about them. When discovered in ? late June or perhaps the beginning of July the soil was dust and the tubers . . . well, take a guess as to what they looked like. So I threw them into the compost heap.

A eureka moment - they resurrected themselves. Multiple healthy leaves appeared. So I dug them out and potted them up. They are thriving and I am happy.
General Discussion / Re: Plants in the News
July 11, 2023, 03:52:46 PM
Gardening Can Be Murder by Marta McDowell will be released by Timber Press in September. She has written another interesting, easy to read book with a focus on other authors fiction where gardening plays a lethal role. Such as rhubarb leaves, green potatoes, and more.