Susan Hayek
Mon, 04 Sep 2006 20:08:09 PDT
At 1:04 PM -0500 9/2/06, Joe Shaw wrote:
>For me, Crinum grow their best when planted in the ground and heavily
>mulched.  The 6 inches of mulch shades the soil, helps retain water, impedes
>weeds, and probably has other wonderful benefits.  In such situations, with
>6-8 hours of sun per day, the Crinum have a long growing season.

**I got some Crinum from someone on PBS, I've lost track.
It's growing under a huge fir tree, in total shade on a slope, in 
totally bone dry soil and has been blooming for 6 weeks or so.
I've not watered that area even once and we've had no rain since April.

Poor baby.
Small miracle.

susan hayek, North Coast of CA, USA, zone 9b, Sunset zone 17.
15 miles south of Eureka, CA, overlooking the Eel River, with a peek 
of the ocean.

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