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Longma
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Lets hope that all of the Lilium henrici are snapped up, and hopefully will be maintained in cultivation.

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

cohan
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Mojmir Pavelka's list is now ready, you can email Mojmir directly-  http://www.pavelkaalpines.cz/seed-list.htm  -or email me and I will forward..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

It took less than 2 weeks for the seed to arrive from http://trillium.no/ , hallelujah!

Ordering and payment are done online, could not have been easier, still lots of good stuff left.

One of the items I received is Souliea vaginata, a pretty little ranunculid, does anyone know about its cultural needs?  Here's a link showing several photos:
http://www.asianflora.com/Ranunculaceae/Souliea-vaginata.htm

Another one I got (but seed is out on that one now), is Halenia corniculata, I think of it as the "blue epimedium", a biennial in the Gentianaceae, so no relation to Epimedium whatsoever, except the flowers look just like epimedium, here's a nice photo from the trillium.no site:
http://trillium.no/halenia1.jpg

I wonder if this blue Chinese Halenia is actually H. elliptica, location (Yunnan) and color (blue) would indicate that species in Flora of China:
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=114483

 

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Longma
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Congratulations Mark, looks like you got some choice seed there.

Integrity is the one word that sums up this site for me. Did you email Bjornar with your query as to the ID of the Halenia sp.?  I'm sure you'll get a quick and honest response, Looking at the F.O.C. it would seem to be H.elliptica, but ......? 

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

I wish that I ordered more (only did 6 seed packages), but with many varieties at 6 Euro or more, I was being conservative.  Many of the items are so different and rare, they are well worth the asking price, I had to use great restraint to not get more.  If there's a list next year, I will definitely plan on a bigger order.

I did pop off an email to Bjornar about the Halenia, happy the get it, whatever it's true identity.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Fermi
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Hmmmm very little activity on the Forum. Is everyone hanging out for the release of the NARGS Seedex?

cheeky

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

RickR
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We've been imbibing all the wonderful pics all of you down under have been posting!

 

Can't say what all I've been busy with, but it's been less than a week since I finally got to ordering SRGC seed (!).  We had our Chapter seed packing days this past week, and I took 10 more selections back with me to do at home.

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

cohan
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I'm not yet sure what I will be ordering if anything- have to keep the budget under control, and I'm doing some trading that may net me  a sizeable pile of seed on top of things I collected myself this year- have to have time to sow them!!

I'll probably still be tempted to make a few small orders...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

externmed
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Wonderful new functionality of NARGS seedlist.  I'm still using Windows XP and experienced multiple hang-ups with Firefox.  Google Chrome did not hang.  Thanks to all the donors, seed workers, and the computer people.

Maybe someday we could think of showing the state or country of the garden donors next to their number; but anyways, not at all detracting from an amazing step forward.

Charles Swanson MA USA

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

externmed
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Looking at seedlists it seems daunting to try to imagine what might be hardy, especially when thinking about such exotic places as Kazakhstan or west China; but I also have to wonder  how 10,000+ feet in Arizona or Montana translates to sea level in Massachusetts.

6,000 feet in my region is above tree line and is a collection of plants which are not going to do well (or generally grow at all) in my garden.

So looking at hardiness zone maps:

  

Plants from yellow and green zones might be thought to be potentially growable  ?  My zone is light green on left and light yellow on right.

I found that reality is much more complicated:

   

Oregon State Climate Eco Zone Map -- the 60 State zones of Oregon ecosystems (only a segment is shown)

Full map:     http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-oregon-ecoregions-l4-map.php

OK, so this seed came from which of these 60 eco (habitat) zones?  (None of which exist on the other side of the continent.)

OK folks.  I give up.  Please keep collecting and growing seed, and let me know if you find anything that might grow in my area.  ;-)

(I'll be thinking about buying seed from 3-6,000 feet in Utah.)

Hopefully some nice plants can evolve in gardens to become more adaptable.

 

Charles Swanson, Massachusetts, NE  USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:  www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow

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