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Current Photographs / Re: Hepl with repotting the bulbs
September 08, 2022, 02:47:31 PM
Well Randy

I was somewhat successful watching soccer.  Wife is now  Leeds fan, don't ask how she picked Leeds.

I'm on the Tottenham side of things.

Current Photographs / Hepl with repotting the bulbs
September 08, 2022, 02:34:36 PM
I've been repotting all the winter active bulbs outside to keep the marital bliss in my household.

I took a break for a bit of lunch and see I've gained an assistant.  Glad he's watching over the discarded potting soil so well.

His name is "Speck" for the tiny speck of color on his face.  He's one of two feral cats we feed and encourage to hang around.  Keeps the squirrels and others away from plants.
Bulb and Seed Exchanges / Re: BX/SX arrears
August 30, 2022, 03:26:43 PM
PayPal has changed their settings for international transactions. 

If you pay for a BX/SX you must use the PBS interface.  PayPal will only allow international movement of funds if it is for "Goods and Services"

Here is the link to pay for BX/SX's

Add your name and put the BX/SX number in the appropriate box along with the amount.

This will assure that a receipt is generated satisfying Paypal's new criteria.

Thank you,

Current Photographs / Re: Crinum
August 25, 2022, 07:34:52 PM
Have these in the ground in N New Jersey for over 20 years.  No additional protection.
General Discussion / Re: Moved Rhodophiala Outdoors
August 24, 2022, 06:56:26 PM

We all started somewhere on the learning curve with the quest to grow exotic bulbs.  

Current Photographs / Re: Crinum
August 23, 2022, 07:28:23 PM

I grow a couple of  Crinums here in Northern NJ.  They are in the ground all winter. I think they a bit tougher than we think.

The bulbs will dive down to get away from cold temps.
General Discussion / Re: Moved Rhodophiala Outdoors
August 23, 2022, 07:26:14 PM

I've always tried to keep them growing as long as possible in their first year. Move to more favorable environs if you must.  I'd look to report in 2-3 years when bulbs have bulked up a bit.
General Discussion / Re: Plants in the News
August 23, 2022, 07:24:46 PM
The Romans had trouble with honey as well.
Current Photographs / Re: Eucrosia and attempt to post
August 03, 2022, 06:43:12 PM
Great work.

Such an exotic beauty.
Current Photographs / August photos
August 03, 2022, 11:13:32 AM
Here's Stenomesson variegatum  Also known as Clinanthus vareigatum.

I noticed at the base of the  stamens which are fused into a ring with  green projections.  Beyond my knowledge of flower morphology.
My understanding is that the exothermic process of the flower  further imitates the environment of rotting flesh.

This provides more than one attractant for pollinators.
Current Photographs / Re: July photos
July 22, 2022, 12:57:21 PM
Clinanthus variegatus
Current Photographs / Re: July photos
July 21, 2022, 12:18:43 PM
Arisaema consanguineum from Ellen Hornig formerly at Seneca  Hills nursery
Bulb and Seed Exchanges / BX/SX arrears
July 19, 2022, 03:29:28 PM
We have a couple of BX/SX in the pipeline.

We also have a fair number of outstanding payments due for past BX/SX's.

If you received seeds or bulbs it would be a good time to catch up on payments and not miss future offerings.

Current Photographs / Re: Some lilies blooming now
July 10, 2022, 06:46:55 PM
Lilium sargentiae