Re: Ribes

59 posts / 0 new
Last post
Barstow
Barstow's picture
Title: Guest
Joined: 2010-08-27

I also have R. menziesii, but it's in a waiting bed, not planted out in the garden yet. I actually got it as AGS seed in 2006! Amazing what you can find in the alpine gardening seed lists...

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

Schier
Schier's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2011-02-16

Stephen, I also had your trade page bookmarked for years, I wonder how many of the "Gardenwebbers" had or have it saved. I never felt I had anything much that was on your wish list  in order to trade with you, you had nearly everything I had plus almost everything else, what a list!

I'm late in to this conversation but I wanted to mention - I've had a hankering for the Ribes aureum  ( odoratum ) for quite some time, and I read in Robert Nold's book about how a person should  buy them in bloom so you can be sure you're getting the right one.  Mind you, if I could find the Crandall, I'd nab it!

Faith S.   Gardening in central Alberta climate, from min. -44 c to max. 36+ C. ( not often! ) Avg. annual precip. ~ 48 cm  Altitude ~ 820 m. Have "frying pan gardens" up around the house, and also some woodland areas down the pa

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

Schier wrote:

Mind you, if I could find the Crandall, I'd nab it!

I've made a note to collect seed for you, Faith.  It wouldn't hurt if you were to send me a reminder in August, though...
Anyone else?  I get volunteers seedlings, too, if you are in the USA.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

RickR wrote:

Schier wrote:

Mind you, if I could find the Crandall, I'd nab it!

I've made a note to collect seed for you, Faith.  It wouldn't hurt if you were to send me a reminder in August, though...
Anyone else?  I get volunteers seedlings, too, if you are in the USA.

Rick, you, know, I do not say nay to such offerings! Have to be seed, then ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Barstow
Barstow's picture
Title: Guest
Joined: 2010-08-27

Schier wrote:

Stephen, I also had your trade page bookmarked for years, I wonder how many of the "Gardenwebbers" had or have it saved. I never felt I had anything much that was on your wish list  in order to trade with you, you had nearly everything I had plus almost everything else, what a list!

I had no idea there were people with my list bookmarked :). I actually don't get many requests via Garden Web these days and I now know why! Those few that do also have long lists! I actually trade for most of my common vegetable needs, so I am often tempted also by more common things  :)

I actually started trading in pre-Internet days. I remember belonging to a US based seed exchange where the lists came by snail mail.

By the way, my list didn't always reflect what I was growing in my garden. About 10 years ago now I was contacted by post by a retired nursery man in the UK who had a few specific plants he was trying to get hold of. I helped him find them and over the next few years he unexpectedly sent me perhaps 600 seed packets of mostly botanical species which he had obtained from various sources including botanical garden lists which he had access to. Most I didn’t have a need for myself and therefore added them to my seed list and traded for other things I did want! Seed packets often also have too many seed for my use (I’m only looking to end up with a few plants of each species) and I'll therefore reoffer the surplus. At one time my list reached about 1,200 items, but only about 200 were collected in my own garden… It’s now only half that and would have been less had it not been for someone sending me over 100 wild collected species from Spain in the autumn (he didn’t want anything in return…). He just felt that I would help look after the genetic resources represented by wild Spanish plants which were under threat…

Stephen Barstow
Malvik, Norway
63.4N
Age: Lower end of the 20-25,000 day range

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

Hoy wrote:

Rick, you, know, I do not say nay to such offerings! Have to be seed, then ;)

Noted, Trond. :)

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

RickR wrote:

Hoy wrote:

Rick, you, know, I do not say nay to such offerings! Have to be seed, then ;)

Noted, Trond. :)

Thanks Rick!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Schier
Schier's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2011-02-16

RickR wrote:

Schier wrote:

Mind you, if I could find the Crandall, I'd nab it!

I've made a note to collect seed for you, Faith.  It wouldn't hurt if you were to send me a reminder in August, though...
Anyone else?  I get volunteers seedlings, too, if you are in the USA.

Thank you so much Rick - what a treat!

Faith S.   Gardening in central Alberta climate, from min. -44 c to max. 36+ C. ( not often! ) Avg. annual precip. ~ 48 cm  Altitude ~ 820 m. Have "frying pan gardens" up around the house, and also some woodland areas down the pa

Pages

Log in or register to post comments