Winter Storage of Tender Bulbs, Reprised

Jo&Greg sun-coast-pearl@telus.net
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:13:52 PDT
Oh, dear --- I was naïve, wasn't I? Running out of places to gift the bulbs
sounds like our joke here on the West Coast ... at the mall you always lock your
car doors in summer or you'll return from shopping to find the interior stacked
to the roof with zucchini. 

Jo, in the West Coast Rainforest where today it is actually beautiful, sunny,
and mild.

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From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net] On Behalf Of Judy
Glattstein
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 9:57 AM
To: pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Subject: [pbs] Winter Storage of Tender Bulbs, Reprised

Alas, Jo-Ann, much as I really like your grandparents root cellar alternative in
my case the backyard would look as though I had pygmy elephant traps scattered
around. In winter my garage already has several supermarket banana boxes with
cannas, also very large pots of canna (I do love Canna musaefolia who must love
me, the way they multiply. And I have run out of friends to gift them to, have
not the heart to compost the excess.) Basement gets trays of amorphophallus,
sauromatum, ismene / hymenocallus. Hippeastrum that want to go dormant go into
the basement, those that want to be evergreen go into cool greenhouse. Crinum
and XAmarcrinum - I did try the basement but they were not happy so they also go
into the greenhouse. Which is getting crowded . . .

Cannot win - if plants die we say they are miffy. If they thrive and multiply
the complaint is they are becoming aggressive. Here's to the BX! as a home for
excess bulbs!

Judy in New Jersey where the sun has come out but more rain is forecast

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