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Re: Clivia
  • Subject: Re: Clivia
  • From: James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 16:36:22 -0700

That's amazing, Auralie! Such a beauty. It's always good to hear that my
grandchildren a doing well and living up to my expectations. And I think I
sent a division of it to Ceres as well. I must admit, however, that the plant
was given to me by a nice Chatter [who's name escapes], a woman who
subsequently died of skin cancer.

What is, is. What isn't, isn't. Try not to confuse the two.

On May 28, 2012, at 3:43 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> Now I know why Clivias are so expensive.
> Several years ago Jim generously sent me a beautiful yellow Clivia when
> my old one that I had grown from a tiny seedling died.  The new yellow
> thrived and bloomed.  I think I sent Jim a picture.
> I had read somewhere of a fantastic price for Clivia seeds - $5.00 apiece
> or something like that, so I when the flowers faded and seemed to have
> set seed, I let them stay instead of deadheading it.  Well, that was in
> the summer of 2010.  This January, a good eighteen months later, the
> stem still stood with five marble-sized fruits, and finally one seemed to
> split a bit.  I carefully peeled off some of the pod and planted it in a
> pot - l
> eft the others on the stem.  After about six weeks, a couple of blades
> appeared - nearly an inch.  By now the others were looking as if they
> might split, and the stem was beginning to look dried.  I took off the
> other seeds - gave two to good gardening friends and planted the other two.
> At last one of the other two has sent up a tiny blade.  At this rate I
> don't
> expect to live to see these plants grow to blooming size, so maybe I'd
> better put these seedlings in my will.  Wish some of you were near
> enough that I could share, but don't think I would dare try to ship
> these tiny fragile seedlings.
> Auralie
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