Ernie O'Byrne eob@peak.org
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 08:23:40 PST

Ernie O'Byrne
Northwest Garden Nursery
86813 Central Road
Eugene, ORegon 97402

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From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Mary Sue Ittner
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 7:50 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Rhodohypoxis

Hi all,

I planted out Rhodohypoxis too in my California garden, but it did not
survive. It was either too wet in winter or too dry in summer for it. The
last several years I've have good results from pots that I moved into the
greenhouse and watered occasionally in winter and more often once they came
into growth. After I divided them and sent extras to the BX last fall, I
repotted what I kept. Recently I noticed what looked liked digging activity
in a Rhodohypoxis pot and dumped it out and not much was left, only a few
tiny bulbs. So perhaps rodents got them. I didn't check the other pot I
have so don't know if I too am now out of the Rhodohypoxis business. My
small greenhouse is overfilled so I shall try to cheer myself with the news
that it will be less crowded. Many of my experiments with summer rainfall
bulbs are unsuccessful.

Hardiness as we have discussed before is an elusive concept.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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