was granite grit now dry stall pumice at agway

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:19:42 PDT
Last time I checked, which was about a year ago, Agway wasnt carrying the Dry Stall pumice anymore.  I complained, but have not checked recently to see if the situation has changed.  It was the only way to get pumice on the east coast at a reasonable price that I knew of.  If someone has more recent information I'd like to know if Dry Stall is still available at agway or elsewhere here in the northeast. 
In NY where assorted gladiolus continue to bloom, along with Crocosmia aurea and some potted criums among others. 

Agway is also a good source for Dry Stall pumice.

NW of Boston, where Haemanthus coccineus from BX 346 is starting to bloom

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 4:57 PM, Arnold140 <arnold140@verizon.net> wrote:

> Hi Roy
> What's your source for granite grit in these parts.
> Arnold
> Northern NJ
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Aug 24, 2016, at 4:26 PM, Roy Herold <rherold@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > When I made the crosses, I was hoping to see some offspring with
> intermediate characteristics, like a smaller white zone. Instead, as
> mentioned, the 'leichtlinii' coloration seems to be dominant. Some of the
> corms I sent to the BX might be unbloomed, so watch for something out of
> the ordinary.
> >
> > Regarding culture, I've been following Rodger Whitlock's recommendation
> of granite grit (not pumice) with a little organic matter. I've been using
> screened peat/coir potting soil for the organics. They are in 4" plastic
> pots, and don't get watered until the beginning of December, or when the
> shoots are visible. The biggest problem I've had with them recently is
> going dormant too early due to high temperatures in the greenhouse starting
> in March. This year I sent them out to the unheated coldframe in March, and
> they happily kept growing through June. Hence the extra corms for the BX.
> >
> > --Roy
> > NW of Boston
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