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Re: Winter Growers Waking Up


I'm still waiting on the P.barklyi. The caudex (tuber) looks healthy and is
firm but no sign of growth yet. This one is becomeing a favorite, hope it's
ok. Perhaps a feeding would get it off-the-pad.

Phil

>Phil,
>
>It is indeed amazing what a few cool nights will do at this time of
>year. P. fulgidum has its scarlet flowers already. P. dasyphyllum
>(planted out) is also flowering and of the tuberous ones, most are out,
>including P.barklyi. But there are some yet waiting. So am I!
>
>Andrew
>San Diego, California
>
>
>During October my tuberous rooted winter growers have started to wake
>up.
>The only one that shows no sign of growth yet is Pelargonium barklyi.
>The
>pachycaul species started growing during the last half of September.  P.
>cortusifolium is now in full growth.  It's great to see some leaves
>after a
>long summer!  The changes from season to season are subtle in San Diego
>and
>sometimes the plants say more than the calendar anyway :-)
>
>As one might expect the Tylecodon and "winter growing" mesembs also are
>making their moves.  It's like having a small piece of Namaqualand in
>the
>back yard.
>
>Phil Bunch
>





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