Mark Mazer
Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:39:55 PST
>Hi Jim:
>As you have probably noticed, the grassy leaved types just don't immediately spring to mind.  L. contaminata is one of those widely variable species, it pays to search out seed from different localities.
>Orthopetala is interesting because it remains almost evergreen.  I don't find the inflorescence interesting but the fine hairs on the leaves are fairly uncommon within the genus.  Undulata also has distinctive foliage.  For foliage, zebrina, kliprandensis, unifolia and var, juncifolia and var, monofiliformis, and one that I am searching for, whitehillensis might prove worthwhile for you.
>Not all pustulata are pustulate.  Try cutting the leaf into two or three parts with a sharp blade and stick it into some moist perlite in shade; many species take readily to propagation via leaf cuttings even this late in the season.
>It seems that NC has some pollinators that survive in the greenhouse. I am getting some seed set where they didn't set seed in the CT greenhouse.
>There are two distinctly different clumps of narcissus in the landscape that are showing some color, otherwise the farm is devoid of color.  I have planted several dozen trees and shrubs so far this winter, maybe a hundred left to be put out that were purchased from Forestfarm in the early fall. 

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