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From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields at INDY.NET>
Subject: Re: global warning
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I find climate and climate change apropos to the discussion of growing
native and exotic plants, wherever we live.  We don't have to have
uninformed opinions -- the question of climate change is treated regularl=y
in the scientific literature.  Try searching Google Scholar and see what
you can learn:

I try to grow a lot of exotic bulbs (in the wide sense of geophytes: true
bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes), mainly from South Africa.  As with
Arisaema, a few will grow here and many do not.  I do not think my local
climate here in central Indiana (USA) is a hard zone 5 anymore, but we ha=ve
an occasional winter that is very harsh.  My exotics growing outdoors in
the ground seem to suffer more from mild but extremely wet winters than
they do from cold winters with frozen ground and precipitation as snow.

I'm still puzzled as to why my Arisaema griffithii consistently die -- ev=en
potted in the greenhouse.  Too cold, too wet, too ..., ?

Jim Shields

At 12:49 PM 1/10/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>You have lost control.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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