Something different- new list from Gordon Summerfield- South African bulbs etc- here is a quote:
We have pleasure in attaching our latest catalogue. For your interest we have some photos on a page on Face book – Summerfield’s Indigenous Bulb & Seeds page). Not all of the plants featured are in the 2013/2014 Catalogue this year, but are an example of some of the plants that we cultivate. Should you have any particular interest, please contact us via email.
Not sure if I can attach a doc here, so if you are interested, just email me offlist and I will forward you the catalogue.
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/
A few of the mouthwatering offerings from the seed lists...
From the Holubec list:
Lagochillus platyacanthus - look at this spiky beauty!
From the Alpine Seeds (Piatek) list:
I didn't even know some of these existed a short time ago but now I NEED them! LOL!
What are you smitten by?
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
After a couple of grueling hours shovelling snow this morning (plus I shovelled 2 hours late last night, and my housemate shovelled 5 hours before I was up and out this morning!) I think I'e earned a couple of lazy hours poring over seedlists...lol
I've looked at the Cysticorydalis before, and may even have had seed before.. I suppose the seed needs to be fresh like many Corys, though I've got occasional germination on some other not so fresh cory seed...
Woohoo! New Alplains list is ready!
Another South African List, Lifestyle Seeds, has posted updates also; you can also request to be on the email list for regular updates or on Facebook;
Josef Juracek's list 'Wild Seeds of Exquisite Alpines' is ready... I don't know if he has it online, the only link I have is for an old list, but if you want the new list, email me and I will forward...
Some very nice Chinese species here of many Genera - http://trillium.no/
Nice to see the location data included.
53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !
These all are great lists, but oh my, Ron, that last one!
For me, the most tempting of all.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Thanks for that one, Ron- I think I've seen it before, but wasn't really on my radar.. (I was right, it was already in my bookmarks..lol)
Very nice to see photos directly associated with many of the species- so important with species which are a)variable b)virtually unheard of...
Another South African list: http://www.africanbulbs.com/page28.html
updated list available by request in several currencies.
Thanks Ron, I first saw this announced on Facebook, and even though I'm not in a seed acquisition mode, I succumbed to the temptation and made a modest order, I do hope I get seed of Iris barbatula (€10.00). I really like how there are good sized photos of each ( a few photo links are mixed up, but by and large, having so many quality photo links is a great asset with this list).
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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