Susan Hayek
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 14:48:51 PST
Hi! I'm a newbie recently moved from the Central Coast of California, 
to the North Coast.
We moved up during torrential rains last April with 350+ plants onto 
a 3+ acre parcel and didn't get to planting until mid summer. I have 
no idea about what is going to thrive and what isn't.
Gardening on the Central Coast wasn't easy. We had horrible clay 
soil, very moderate temps and mostly drought.
I'd get one group of plants established (I thought) and then we'd 
either go through a series of extraordinarily dry years, or flood as 
we did in '95, or have a severe frost. Up here at least we have some 

In my last garden, I had planted some Australian bulbs from a source 
in Santa Barbara, but they went out of business, and I can't find my 
records, so at this point I don't know what I had/have. Some may have 
survived in the potted plants we brought with us.

I did have one Moraea villosa make it. It bloomed this fall and with 
some looking around I discovered who it was.
I have a few seeds and don't know what to do with them. I need to 
look at some archives to see if it's possible for me to start some 

I'll lurk and learn, hopefully.

susan hayek
Fortuna , North Coast of CA, US Zone 9

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