A question for PBS members/Lilium bolanderi growing

stephen munro munrosj27@yahoo.com
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:55:22 PST
I joined towards the end of 2011. Is the membership valid a calender year from the date one joins of is renewal required Jan 1st?
Secondly, I was lucky enough to come across a group of Bolander's lily setting seed in September in Josephine County, OR. It seemed to me it was certain to be Bolander's as it was growing in full sun on a serpentine ridge.  
I picked a single green seed pod and was worried that I may have picked it too early.  I let the pod sit in a coin envelope and sowed the seed in October with little expectation of a good result.  To my surprise it appears I've achieved close to 100% germination success.
Does anyone have any tips as to the raising of this species from seed?  How long until the seedling bulbs are potted individually? What are some dangers to be on the look out for? Seed to flower years?
Thanks in advance,
Stephen Munro
Seattle, WA

From: Jane McGary <janemcgary@earthlink.net>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:48 PM
Subject: [pbs] A question for PBS members

I just exported information from our PBS membership database (that 
is, dues-paying members of the PBS) for Arnold Trachtenberg to use 
for mailing the PBS print newsletter. As usual, I noticed that many 
people who joined last year (or earlier) did not renew for 2012. We 
do wonder why, so I would like to ask people on this forum who were, 
but are not now, paying members to comment on why they didn't renew 
their membership. We hope to find out what more the PBS can do to 
serve bulb enthusiasts and keep up our full membership, which 
includes the BX and our newsletter.


Jane McGary
Membership Coordinator
Pacific Bulb Society

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