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Current Photographs / July 2023 photos
July 08, 2023, 07:24:34 AM
I was thrilled that Crinum 'Stars and Stripes opened today.Crinum 'Stars and Stripes' (6).jpg Crinum 'Stars and Stripes' (8).jpg
Mystery Bulbs / Gladiolus?
February 14, 2023, 07:32:50 AM
This opened today, and it is a Gladiolus, but is it species or hybrid? I have several Gladiolus, and when I repotted everything last summer, I put a bunch of bulbs that weren't labeled together and this came up. 
General Discussion / Nerine genetics
October 29, 2022, 06:04:50 AM
I came to the Geophyte world through Daylilies. When you start the seeds from a single pod, they are considered to be genetically different from each other even if they look similar. So I am wondering if this also applies to seed propagated Nerines. In a bag of gift bulbs, I received many small immature bulbs that are now flowering for the first time and I am wondering how they should be treated when they look similar to each other. Example:
N 001.jpg and DSC_0400.jpg 
They look alike, but are not offsets on my end. Should I give each its own seperate ID number?
General Discussion / Contributions for the Bx
July 30, 2022, 04:34:57 AM
I have been repotting bulbs that haven't been touched in awhile, and I would like to contribute the excess to the Bx (EU) coming up soon. So is there a minimum that should be included, and in packaging them should it be in one envelope or in several envelopes. I couldn't find any guidelines for contributions, either bulbs or seeds. I understand about everything being cleaned and free of dirt and husks, it is just how to package them and make Martin's job easier.
Current Photographs / Black background
April 26, 2022, 07:20:33 AM
I post photos on Flickr ( and one of the groups I am in is for flowers with jet black backgrounds. Since a lot of the bulbs I grow are in pots, this can be easy to arrange the pot and a black backdrop. Others require a little work, but it really highlights the flower. These are some of the bulbs in bulb now.