Sharing seeds of rare plants/GMOs

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:21:38 PST
>One genetic modification I would love to see is one that would turn the 
>Cape bulb flora into summer growing flora, we'd have such interesting 
>gardens here in the northeast if that was the case.  Many summer growing S 
>African bulbs are perfectly hardy here, and that would likely be the case 
>with Cape geophytes if they didn't put their leaves up in winter.

Yes, but then you would have all these geophytes adapted to growing leaves 
in dry conditions. Gardens in the northeast would be mostly covered in 
plastic, for which "interesting" might not be the right description.
The summer growers are mostly hardy here, too, but water hogs, so banished 
from the garden. Sigh.

Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado 

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