pbs Digest, Vol 42, Issue 29.. Growing conditions

Adam Fikso irisman@ameritech.net
Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:27:00 PDT
Hello all:  Between +20 and -20 (Zone 5) there is more than "just" a little 
difference, which, although acknowledged, tends to be overlooked, glossed, 
or otherwise neglected in discussions about "hardiness" which word is used 
carelessly  and thrown around about as loosely as partisan words in certain 
political conversations.  Without being clear about what we are saying, 
we're not going to advance the cause of learning how to grow bulbs very well 
in different situations. Bulbs, however, are somewhat forgiving because of 
their storage capabilities--and can "ride out" intermittent climatic 
unevennesses  that would more seriously affect a non-tuberous or non-bulbous 

Somehow, the quality of soil that certain bulbs grow in needs to be 
mentioned--more often--if not  routinely.  Of course, by This certainly got 
touched on in the discussions about where to get coarse Perlite.  Has 
anyone checked  the degree of coarseness of Perlite used in building 
construction for insulation or manufacture of ceiling insulating tiles?  I 
can imagine that it might be much cheaper even though it might not be 
packaged in less than cubic yard or carload lots.  Adam in Glenview, IL. 
USDA Zone 5a

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> From: Kenneth Hixson <khixson@nu-world.com>
> Subject: [pbs] frost tolerant Crinum foliage
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> Dear Joe:
>>Does anyone know at what point these plants lose their folaige to frost?
>         I'm not much help.  Here (western Oregon, Z7/8) all of the
> Crinums are frostbitten in winter, and our lows often do not get much
> below +20F.  I almost said Crinums are deciduous, but that is
> inaccurate, isn't it--they don't lose their leaves, because the leaves
> just keep growing.  They stop growing after cold that "bites" the exposed
> portions.  They start growing  more leaves (extending the existing leaves)
> well before the last frost.
>         I'll try to be more observant this winter.
>         C. Burgundy has opened one flower.  Plants by the label
> "Royal White" have been in bloom for about two weeks, but the flowers
> have been pink, so presumably I've mixed the labels with C. x powelii.
> Ken
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