Pamela Harlow
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:23:19 PST
Hi Diane,

I've grown N. mairei, saluenensis, and aperta in plastic bands for some
years.  They bloom and set seed readily if I don't deadhead.  Most of the
original seed came from the Archibalds, but NARGS provided some.  They
summer outside on a table in flats, sunny in the afternoon, and they spend
the winter shelved in a greenhouse that doesn't quite freeze.  My site is
cool in the summer, even by Seattle standards, because a forested ridge
stands to the south and southeast.  I haven't planted any Nomocharis bulbs
in the ground because my small nursery hijacked my life over a decade ago,
and actual gardening pretty much ceased.

When the NARGS seed list arrived last December, and I started googling the
unknowns, I found myself in the PBS site so many times that I joined.  It's
great having access to such a remarkable trove of knowledge!

Pamela Harlow
Seattle, maritime zone 8

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Diane Whitehead
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:57 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Nomocharis?

Is anyone growing Nomocharis successfully?

In the past I have tried growing seeds of particular species.  No  
success.  Now I am trying seed exchange seed labelled similarly to  
this:  Hybrids and mixed species.   I figure these seeds might be  
easier to grow, as it sounds as though they were donated by someone  
with so many that they haven't kept track of the names, or perhaps  
their garden is filled with a vast hybrid swarm.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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