Message to Lee Poulsen

Darren Sage
Thu, 24 May 2007 13:50:27 PDT
Dear Lee
Have you been getting my mails recently as I havenĀ“t heard from you about the Gladiolus?
Kind regards

> From:> Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 13:33:58 -0700> To:> Subject: Re: [pbs] PBS list and growing bulbs in Hawai`i> > Hi Jacob,> > I don't think anyone has *nothing* worthwhile to post, especially to > this list, and Jacob just proved it IMO. I think this was a very > informative post, moreso than you might imagine. Keep posting > whenever you even think you have something to say. I'm positive at > least one person, and most likely even more, will benefit from it.> > There's a reason Protea (and other mediterranean climate plants) grow > so well in the highlands of Maui. As far as I'm concerned it's the > 6th mediterranean climate region of the world. (The other five, more > classicly known ones, are: the entire coastal regions bounding the > Mediterranean Sea as well as the Atlantic coasts of Portugal and > Morocco, California (as well as southern coastal Oregon and the > regions of Washington and British Columbia in the rain shadow of the > Olympic Peninsula), Central Chile, the Western Cape region of South > Africa, and the coastal regions surrounding Adelaide in South > Australia and the southwestern region of West Australia including > Perth.) See the (rather crowded, but informative) plot of a bunch of > key locations from all six mediterranean regions on the wiki: <http:// >…>. (It's > in the Miscellaneous section.) You'll note that two towns in upper > Maui (as well as one in upper Lanai) all have the classic annual > mediterranean rainfall pattern. And they have corresponding > temperatures as well. Surprisingly, none of the highland locations I > checked on either side of the Big Island had such a rainfall pattern.> > So you should easily be able to grow any mediterranean climate bulb > in that part of Maui.> > If you want a good source of other tropical South American amaryllid > seeds like Hipp. calyptratum, be sure to check Mauro Peixoto's list > of (mostly) Brazilian natives on a regular basis: <http:// >> (in either English or Portuguese) or go > directly to <>.> > Buried Treasures <> > still has some Proiphys amboinensis bulbs for sale. They have them > every year. Great plants.> > Supposedly no one has seen Bessera tenuiflora for a while, but a few > people have seen it in various parts of the coast of southern Baja > California last fall. I submitted some photos from one of these guys > as mystery photos and quite a number of the experts who inhabit this > list almost immediately determined what it was. They're on the wiki > now (under Behria).> > Good luck with your bulb hunts.> --Lee> > On May 24, 2007, at 12:35 PM, Jacob Knecht wrote:> >> > My main reason for posting is just to share my> > gratitude for this group and all who take time to> > contribute. I really think this is a fantastic> > organisation, the PBS Wiki is phenomenal. Although I> > have been growing bulbs for a while I still don't feel> > like I have that much more advice to add than what has> > already been placed in previous discussions.> >> > I see this as a 10-15 year experiment to see if I can> > not only successfully grow these South African bulbs> > in this climate, but also get them to bloom! If I am> > fortunate to develop a strategy at getting these to> > bloom in my climate I will be sure to keep the board> > updated. If they don't do so well, I intend to try> > some up in the high elevations of Maui island where> > Protea are so successfully grown.> >> > A very kind friend gave me some seed of Hippeastrum> > calyptratum and they have grown with so much vigour!!> >> > I am always on the lookout for non hybridised species> > (an non virused!) of Eucharis, Griffinia and other S.> > American amaryllids. There are so many exciting> > little treasures that should be brought into> > cultivation. I'd like to grow Proiphys as well.> >> > By the way, has anyone ever seen Pseudogaltonia> > clavata, Eucrosia dodsonii, Stenomesson auranticum,> > Bessera tenuiflora or Urceolina pendula for sale?> >> > _______________________________________________> pbs mailing list>>>
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