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Re: fern spores available

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] fern spores available
  • From: helen urban rachett21@earthlink.net
  • Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 17:14:53 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

i would be interested in obtaining fern spore-here in fla. I got hit by all 4 hurricanes and 5 years of spore growing went away with the wind along with my greenhouse roof. I am looking to start all over again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Aikins <brcazagrps@comcast.net>
Sent: Apr 20, 2005 12:58 AM
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: Re: [ferns] fern spores available


It looks like I'll be the spore distributor.  Please contact me off line if 
you're interested in Robert's generous offer of free Chinese spores.

By the way, All the ferns on my Fernpics website are from Robert's earlier 
spore distribution.  My count of 16 did not include volunteers and species 
that have died since the picture was taken (photo date appears when hovering 
cursor over picture).

Brian Aikins

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Newman" <plantboy@earthlink.net>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 9:51 AM
Subject: RE: [ferns] fern spores available

> Hi Brian--   WOW!  On that web page, there were more than 16 different 
> ferns
> presented, so some of those were from the spores I collected and some were
> from other sources, right?  GREAT WORK with those! I'm really pleased to 
> see
> that their presence here in the U.S. has continued....I hope some others 
> who
> grew the spores were as equally successful!  I'd be very pleased to send
> these new ones to you as the distributor---THANKS!  And I have 3 more
> species to add to the list.....
> Unknown fern, wild--growing in the cracks between the bricks of a stone 
> wall
> along the sides of a small man-made pond at the home of the poet, Du Fu, 
> in
> Chengdu, Sichuan
> Pyrrosia sp., wild--I hope this leaf has viable spores on it.....couldn't
> even be sure by looking at it that what I was seeing was spores, though I
> think they were;  this was from a plant growing on rocks on West Mtn. 
> (West
> Hills), Yunnan  (it looks like a plant in a photo in one of my reference
> books....that one was identified as P. davidii)
> Microsorum lucidum???--I think that's what this is, thanks to one or two
> Fernet members previously looking at photos I e-mailed them;  from a plant 
> I
> have growing which was purchased in the spring of 2002 at an outdoor plant
> market in Kunming, Yunnan
> So Brian, can you e-mail me your mailing address?  You can do it offline,
> if you want, to plantboy@earthlink.net      Thanks again.  Take care.
> Robert
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net]On Behalf Of
> Brian Aikins
> Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 3:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [ferns] fern spores available
> Robert,
> I'd be glad to distribute the spores.  By the way, I had pretty good luck
> raising the spores you shared a few years ago.  Sixteen of the 23 species
> are still going strong; the rest either never germinated or were too
> difficult to grow without a greenhouse.  See pictures at
> http://photobucket.com/albums/v353/fernpics/ .
> Thank you so much for collecting an offering the spores!
> Regards,
> Brian
> Everett, Washington
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