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RE: glads or crocosmias


Hi, I have tuberose and Eucomis but they are dormant now. I also have glad
bulbs and somewhere I am pretty sure I have crocosmia but again they are all

I have not checked any of them to see what their status is either. They were
ok this past summer but did not bloom. I imagine it was due to my poor care
of them because of the move.

If you cannot find any and you want to come to Marion let me know. My house
is a - well, greenhouse - but that is beside the point! Have you checked at
the botanical garden? They might be able to get some and that is certainly


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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of kmrsy@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 5:15 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] glads or crocosmias

Sure! - but only if they have something cheap. There's always the chance
they'll get too cold on the way up here and be damaged. The guy sending
the curucma rhizomes is insulating them well and sending them to the CES
office so they won't sit outside. I'd love to find a Eucomis or a
Tuberose. I have Rhodohypoxis on order from bulbmeister.com, but it
won't arrive until April.

I will check the stores again the day before the presentation to see if
anyone got an early shipment. I remember one year, Lowe's got a shipment
of dormant daylilies, 12 to a bag, in late January. No one bought them
and they sprouted, not just from being inside but from the heat of each
other in the piles. They were actually composting. I reached into the
pile and ow! it was Hot!

Let me know what you find.  However, I am daunted by the very thought of
trying to find something to trade you. ;+)

neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> Want me to look at HD next weekend and see what they've got? Bulbs and 
> such are usually available about now. 
> On Tuesday, February 1, 2005, at 11:28 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote: 
> > I'm giving that presentation on summer geophytes at the end of the 
> > month 
> > and am having trouble getting examples in time. I've got some ginger 
> > rhizomes, lily bulbs, Begonia and Dahlia tubers, a Colocasia (tuber or 
> > corm? - I've read they are tubers that form corms). But I'd like to 
> > show 
> > Gladiolus and/or Crocosmia corms, too. I've found some on eBay, but the 
> > pricing with shipping and quantities offered just don't work for me. 
> > These items will not be available in local stores or delivered by 
> > mailorder sources in time for my presentation. 
> > 
> > 
> > Does anyone (especially those southerners among you) on this list have 
> > a 
> > corm or two they could spare this month? In FL, Tx and southern CA you 
> > may even be getting ready to plant them soon since you're so much 
> > warmer 
> > down there. I'm sure I can come up with something I could trade that 
> > you'd like. 
> > 
> > 
> > Also looking for a Eucomis bulb if possible. 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Kitty 
> > neIN, Zone5 
> > 
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> Island Jim 
> Southwest Florida 
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W 
> Zone 10a 
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C] 
> Maximum 100 F [38 C] 
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