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Re: a friend looking for a plant id


Well, did you tell him that he's welcome to ask us HIMSELF?  Harumff!  ;+)
And I thought that was a Beatles tune b4 Cocker did it.
Anyway, I don't know nuttin' 'bout cactus, so....

However, I visited an MG's Greenhouse today. She's a local orchid retailer.
My, what a lovely sight on a grey, rainy day!  Upon arriving I told her a
'tip' about her Silver Squill.  "My What?"  Your Ledebouria.  "MY What?"
Had to drag her out and point it out to her.  She said she'd been wondering
what it was for years. She wrote it down.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Cc: "jim singer" <jsinger@IGC.ORG>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 6:08 PM
Subject: [CHAT] a friend looking for a plant id


> Hello all...
>
> I got this picture and message from Island Jim.... the picture can me
> found at
>
> http://www.illianagardenpond.org/jimsphotos.htm
>
> It is the first entry, jims unidentified cactus flower.
>
> Here is his message....
> <snip>
> To paraphrase Joe Cocker "maybe with a little bit of help from my
> friends"
> I'll be able to figure out what the cactus in the attached picture is.
> It
> was planted with three Madagascar palms in a large pot. Because the
> Madagascar palms are really beginning to take off [the largest one is
> branching at long last], we decided today to remove and repot the
> cactus.
> And lo and behold it was blooming! The bloom is no bigger than a penny.
>
> It rained at least once every day in August except yesterday. Sometimes
> it
> rained all day long; sometimes it rain for only an hour or so. It is
> pouring right now.
> <end snip>
>
> So-- anyone know it?
>
> Donna
> Where it is also still raining....
>
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