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From: Gene Bush <genebush at OTHERSIDE.COM>
Subject: Re: Arisaema nepenthoides
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For shame!
Just as I had given up on Arisaema nepenthoides in my garden based up=on
all the horror stores of death and destruction, you dangle my hopes at th=e
end of a thin thread. Shame to both you and Anne off line..... now I will
have to go try to grow them in my garden here.... sigh.

Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
genebush at
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonaventure Magrys" <bonaventure at OPTONLINE.NET>
> Wait! the Arisaema nepenthoides story is incomplete. I neglected to
> mention that the one planted out in my garden this winter has a clear
> plastic sweaterbox, about 12 x 15 inches, placed upsidedown over it and
> the also recently planted A. utile right next to it. The soil around th=e
> tubers under the covering is just barely moist and feels rather dry, wh=ile
> just outside the cover the ground is saturated with our rather wet spri=ng
> here in New Jersey. The nepenthoides has a shoot showing now about 1/2
> inch above ground, while the other nep. in my refridgerator is still
> completely dormant.
> Sad to say, one of my 2 new griffithii was planted outside in the same
> manner (on its side), just under the surface, but with no protective
> covering, under the low lying branches of an azalea shrub and among the
> azaleas fibrous root mat. However the damage does not appear due to
> moisture, as the half of the tuber set deeper is firmer and the top sid=e
> near the soil surface is mushy. When I scraped it away it didn't smell
> like rot so I think the damage was done by cold by not being planted de=ep
> enough. Backup grif. tuber #2 in my refridgerator has just sprouted a
> "medusa" of roots, OK!
> Bonaventure Magrys

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