Gymnospermium altaicum, which emerged with strength and has been above ground for weeks, is showing a problem. The foliage, which is distinctly glaucous, has taken on a vaguely yellow tinge. I take that as a sign of root distress. I dumped the plant out of its pot yesterday and noticed that the potting medium was soggy. Evidently I made a big mistake when I prepared the potting mix. I remember using my usual lean mix but amending it with some peat or loam for this plant: Big mistake! The tuber and roots seem OK, but the roots are short. Here's something interesting: the soil around the tuber when it was turned out - and the tuber itself - felt distinctly warm to the touch. Are these plants like some aroids: do they generate their own heat? The plant was repotted in a very lean mix, roughly 4/5 crushed granite and 1/5 organic material to hold some moisture. Some powdered dolomite was added. The foliage looks worse today. Was it a mistake to repot it now? Do these plants tolerate root disturbance when in growth? Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where evidently I don't need the weather to kill my plants. I do quite well on my own, thank you.