Jan Jeddeloh
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:25:08 PST
I’d bet the seller could also offer you a special deal on some bright blue or multi-colored roses.  Surely you’ve seen those on Ebay before?  

> On Jan 15, 2017, at 2:53 PM, Jane Sargent <> wrote:
> I understand that CHAD can be difficult for family harmony.  I have a PTSD from having lived with a collector many years ago--not a plant collector, but in the extreme case, the symptoms are probably the same. My situation had a happy ending when I traded him my half-interest in the collection, for the house and full custody of the kids.
> I have a few hippeastrums in the garden in Mexic/o./ Here in Massachusetts, I am considering getting one to put indoors on the bright, cool windowsill.  There was a website offering them,
> First of all, it says they are blue, and this seems questionable to me. Are there really blue ones?
> Secondly, he says he ships them from China. Is it possible to mail bulbs here from China? Or even seeds?
> If this isn´t a proper hippeastrum source, could you tell me what would be?
> January seems a bad time for a bulb to be in a Fedex truck in Massachusetts. It´s cold.
> The reasons I´m not afraid that I´ll get CHAD:
> I can quit whenever I want to.
> Other people have more hippeastrums than I do.
> I´m not hurting other people.
> I´m not even hurting myself.
> It´s not illegal.
> It actually improves my performance.
> I deserve it.
> Everybody does it.
> You do it, too.
> It´s a disease, not a moral failing.
> One day at a time.
>          Jane
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