May I call your attention to plant explorer Chris Chadwell's upcoming 26th expedition to the Himalaya, a unique and affordable opportunity to acquire seed of numerous desirable Himalayan plants. To quote the prospectus "Chris Chadwell, veteran of 25 expeditions along the Himalaya, leads an expedition into Ladakh, commonly known as 'Little or Western Tibet'. Based in Leh (at 3500m), a range of habitats along the Upper Indus between 3000-5500m will be covered, to secure seed of a variety of garden-worthy plants".
I must say, seed share prices are reasonable, a real bargain in terms of receiving freshly collected seed from the Himalaya, including desirable forms of uncommon plants already known in horticulture, and of course, many new enticing rarities... such an exciting and accessible opportunity. Be creative, opt for a share with a friend, or a group of friends, or ask your NARGS Chapter to sponsor a seed share; there is nothing quite as thrilling (plant-wise) as the anticipation of growing plants collected from a renowned plant explorer and botanist... if you get seed of a Cremanthodium, you can be sure its a Cremanthodium and not something else! Your particular plant preferences as a seed shareholder are acknowledged.
Questions about the expedition, contact Chris Chadwell:
For a prospectus, see the Chris Chadwell Seeds website: