sourcing unusual galanthus

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:54:28 PDT
Dear Jane and all,
I am back on facebook under the advice received here.
I'a real glad I did because there is an amazing snowdrop forum there where swapping goes on in Europe like mad!
I believe there is an american forum there too?
Could you not use that as a base for swapping in the states?
Kind regards, 
> Message du 06/03/15 20:58
> De : "Jane McGary" 
> A : "Pacific Bulb Society" 

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> Objet : Re: [pbs] sourcing unusual galanthus
> I am not a collector of Galanthus forms, but over 
> the years I have acquired some thanks to various 
> friends and purchases from the Temple Nursery 
> (New York), which operates via a postal catalog. 
> For members in the USA who are interested in this 
> genus, I think it would be worthwhile to compile 
> a database, which would NOT be available online 
> (no thieves in the back garden at midnight, 
> please), gathering the holdings of a group of 
> growers who are willing to exchange or actually 
> sell surplus bulbs. I suppose someone could set 
> up a forum for this purpose -- not I, 
> particularly since in the past week my internet 
> connection goes off about every ten minutes. I 
> think we would be surprised to find how many 
> species and selections are being grown within the 
> country and not subject to CITES restrictions. 
> Also, we could mail the bulbs when they are 
> dormant, which is better than sending them "in 
> the green," an outdated practice. I think we 
> would have to agree not to bother others for 
> material of plants of which they have only a tiny 
> amount; perhaps the database could include some such information.
> I don't know how many people would want to 
> participate in an effort like this, but I would 
> be willing to keep the database if someone else 
> will set up the rest of it. If there are only a 
> dozen or so participants, we could even use just 
> e-mail with "reply to all" correspondence. We should keep it separate from PBS.
> Jane McGary
> Portland, Oregon, USA
> At 08:27 AM 3/6/2015, you wrote:
> >Right now I'm searching everywhere for Canadian 
> >sources of galanthus other than g.elwesii and 
> >g.nivalis, wonderful as they are. Importing 
> >seems impossible, the barriers are so high. So 
> >if anyone has any advice or suggestions, I would 
> >appreciate them very much. (This isn’t a 
> >direct answer to your question.) Would-be 
> >galanthophiles here in the U.S. feel your pain. 
> >I looked at the information from Environment 
> >Canada for importing snowdrops and it seems 
> >similar to what is required in the U.S. It looks 
> >like you need a CITES import permit as well as 
> >an export permit from the country of origin. 
> >(Someone can correct me on this if I’m wrong.) 
> >The cost of a CITES export permit from the UK is 
> >£74, plus an additional £2 per bulb. (Then 
> >there’s the cost of the snowdrops themselves.) 
> >The cost of an import permit in the US is $100. 
> >And apparently, even when you pay for the 
> >permits, there is no guarantee that the permits 
> >will be granted. There are a couple of 
> >mail-order nurseries that do export snowdrops. 
> >One mentions the U.S. in particular, but says 
> >nothing about Canada. So, technically, the 
> >barriers aren’t really high, if you have 
> >enough money to spend on permits and snowdrops, 
> >and a willingness to fill out a form that makes 
> >filing tax returns look like nothing. Bob Nold 
> >Denver, Colorado, USA 
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