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Re: Chinese spores available

  • Subject: Re: Chinese spores available
  • From: "Brian Aikins" <brcazagrps@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 20:07:11 -0700

Hello Darryl,

I'm only offering spores. I typically grow only 2 or 3 of each species since I don't have a lot of room. Someday maybe I'll have a greenhouse but currently all are houseplants, terrarium plants, or garden plants. I probably have about 350 fern species.

You were the 5th to reply of 7 so far. I'll wait another day or two and send a message to the group with my address and such. You may have noticed I added another picture to the web site showing the total quantity of sieved spores harvested from Robert's fronds (see link below). Since some are in short supply, it would help if you sent a list in order of preference for ferns 43-57. I have more than enough of the other ones.


Take care,

Everett, Washington

----- Original Message ----- From: "Guertin, Darryl A. (North Houston)" <cjlm7@allstate.com>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 1:03 PM
Subject: RE: [ferns] Chinese spores available


  Great looking species you have there mate!  Are you offering out just
the spore or the sample ferns you've pictured as well?  Wouldn't mind a
few of the spore packets, but haven't had the chance to look over them
yet, what with being in the office and all.  Would have no prob offering
up a bit of cash for the samples if they're available, though.  Look
forward to hearing from you.  Hope you and yours are well.



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net] On Behalf Of
Brian Aikins
Sent: 28 October 2007 03:50
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: [ferns] Chinese spores available

Hi fern growers,

Last March Robert Newman asked if I'd like to distribute spores that he
collected in China.  This is the sixth time he's collected Asian spores
made them available to interested growers.  I took the job, but for
reasons, had to postpone the distibution until now.  The spores have
refrigerated since May so most should still be viable.

I maintain a web site,
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v353/fernpics/Asian_ferns/ , showing
the spore material Robert has sent and the resulting plants.  I have no
pictures or descriptions of the source plants.

The ones available this time, numbers 43 thru 57, were collected near
China.  Also available (from my plants) are numbers 6, 7, 7volun, 9, 10,
15, 19, 23, 31, and 35.  If you want packets of any or all of these
please contact me off-line at brcazagrps@comcast.net.  By the way,
would like to offset his $40 cost of processing and shipping with small
donations of no more than $4 dollars per recipient -- not a bad deal for

getting up to 26 different ferns!


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