Posts & Introductions; new Bulbs Images list started.

J.E. Shields
Mon, 08 Jul 2002 07:52:56 PDT
Hi everyone,

First, my thanks to Mary Sue for setting up this list.  I am very grateful 
to have it available.

I have set up a list on Yahoo Groups for bulb images.  It is open to anyone 
who grows and enjoys bulbs.  To join, either send me a private e-mail 
asking to be added to the Bulbs Images list, or send a blank e-mail 
to:  <>    Let me know if you have 
any problems signing on.

I will introduce myself, although I believe I already know many of you.  I 
am interested in all sorts of flower bulbs, both hardy (in USDA zone 5) and 
tender.  We also grow about 10,000 daylily plants, most being seedlings in 
our breeding programs.  This is prime daylily season in Indiana, so we are 
mostly very busy right now.

I am trying to develop a breeding and selection program to find 
freeze-resistant varieties or hybrids of many "tender" bulbs.  Genera of 
interest include Crinum, Nerine, Haemanthus, Gladiolus,Dierama, Moraea, and 
probably some other things that have slipped my mind at the moment.  I grow 
a few Clivia, and have started breeding those too.

We garden (operate the daylily nursery) on 5 acres (2 hectares) of what was 
once good farmland.  I also have two home greenhouses ca. 11 ft by 24 ft 
(glass glazing, metal frame).  They are unbearably hot in summer (now) so 
the plants are moved outdoors for the summer every year.

I have a momentary surplus of Crinum seeds, so I have set up a page in my 
web site to sell these.  Go to URL =  to see what I currently have 
available.  The list will change from day to day.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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