At 09:52 7/12/03 -0800, you wrote: >I have several stalks of gardenii that were removed >from my newly imported plants for one reason or >another. >Now, the stem keeps rotting and the seeds are falling >off one by one when I handle it. John, Um..... what are "gardenii"? I assume that is a species name, but of what genus? As far as I can tell you don't mention anywhere what you were actually referring to? Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!