Rhodophiala Seed Offer to PBS Members

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:23:41 PDT
Dear David,

Thanks for your recommendations about the chileflora site. I briefly checked
it out and it has a lot of great seeds which I am interested in.

I would like to take up your offer on Rh. splendens, and Rh. phycelloides.

My partner has recently had negative dealings with Mainly Bulbous
Gems/Osmani Baullosa. Basically, communication was *horrible *and it took 3
months and several complaints before he responded. I'll get him to either
post to the group or email you directly about his experience.

Thanks again for the offer!

Nhu Nguyen
527 Beloit Ave
Kensington, CA 94708

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:00 AM, David Maxwell <opbungalow@gmail.com>

> Hi All,
> I'm trying my hand at growing Rhodophiala (Rh.splendens, Rh.andicola,
> Rh.phycelloides & Rh.rhodolirion) from seed and have an overage of about 80
> seeds each that I want to make available to PBS members who are interested.
> I purchased these seeds from Michail Belov at Chilaflora thru his eBay
> Store, and the experience far exceeded my expectations!
> Chilaflora has an excellent website (http://www.chileflora.com/) to reference
> growing information, Michail processed my order the next day and sent me a
> confirmation email for both receipt of payment & shipment.
> The seeds arrived 13 days later...Talca, Chile to Sacramento, CA...were
> meticulously packaged, in excellent quality AND the number of seeds
> enclosed
> more than amply supplied my tinkering attempts.
> Now my seeds are chillin...er, I mean vernalizing (thank you Joyce)...in
> the
> refrigerator.
> If you have not grown these Andean varieties of Rhodophiala from seed
> before, I'm going to ask that you read thru in growing information listed
> on
> the Chileflora website before responding to my offer.
> Michail recommends a vernalization period of 2 to 8 weeks at 48F
> degrees...depending on the specie...before even planting, so unless you
> have
> a spare refrigerator...or are willing to share you food space with these
> little babies...as I am...you might want to take that into consideration.
> But if you're still interested, privately send me an email indicating which
> specie(s) you are interested in and where you'd like me to send them
> (USPS),
> and I'll get 10 seeds (each) in the mail to you a.s.a.p.
> I'm sorry I don't have more seeds to share, so this will have to be on a
> first email/first send basis.
> If you don't hear back from me, then know I've sent out all the seeds.
> Adam, your 06-20 PBS posting on eBay seed scams has struck a deep chord of
> concern in me.
> I'm a fretter-worrier by nature, but I also bought 3 other varieties
> Rhodophiala seeds (Rh.advena and Rh.bagnoldii) from Mainly Bulbous Gems
> through their eBay store.
> As yet they have not processed my order within 10 days...like they said
> they
> would...they did not single-charge me for shipping...like they said they
> would..and they have not responded to 2 of my email inquiries.
> I'm hoping for the best...but preparing for the worst.
> Gas prices certainly puts a $30. dollar seed casualty into a whole new
> perspective, but I'm not big on disappointment.
> If anyone else has had dealings with Mainly Bulbous Gems...good or bad...I
> would interested to know.
> Thanks,
> -david
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