Wish Lists and the BX

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sat, 26 Jan 2008 13:51:27 PST
I can play this game too!

There is a source for seeds of several Brazilian species of Hippeastrum.  I 
would like to get seeds of the Argentinean and the Bolivian species of 
Hippeastrum as well --  but not hybrid seeds!

Are seeds of Chilean bulbs available anymore?  I got some nice Rhodophiala 
species a few years ago.  By the way, those Rhodophiala seeds remain viable 
at room temperature for years on end!  There are other genera beside 
Rhodophiala in Chile that are also attractive and enticing.

I want to see seeds of more uncommon species of Haemanthus and Scadoxus 
available.  For example,  HH. tristus, amarylloides, namaquensis, and 
canaliculatus;  SS. pole-evansiae, cinnabarinus, cyrtanthiflorus, and nutans

Summer growing Gladiolus species, from the Drakensberg and Eastern Cape 
Province, for instance.

Cyclamen seeds from the species.  If I can nurse my C. graecum back to 
enough health to flower, I can try to donate seeds of C. graecum someday.

Hardy species of Fritillaria, seeds of the real species of the names that 
Chen Yi lists in her bulb sales.

And I like Paige's suggestion about seed expeditions.  I might be willing 
to chip in a little bit to support one of those.  Thinking of going to 
China again, Paige?  Maybe you ought to.

Things that I am not eager to grow from seeds include Galanthus, Crocus, 
Tulipa, and Narcissus.  I'm too old to wait for those kinds of seeds to get 
around to flowering.  However, I'd definitely be interested in BULBS of 
Galanthus, Crocus, Tulipa, and Narcissus;  I'd also like some healthy bulbs 
of Fritillaria, come to think of it.

Dell didn't say our wishes had to be easy to fulfill, did he?

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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