Christmas wish plants

hornig at OSWEGO.EDU hornig at OSWEGO.EDU
Thu Dec 20 18:27:54 CET 2007


My quests venture a bit beyond woodland plants: I crave pachycarpus (a=genus of large-flowered milkweed relatives, mostly native to South Af=rica's eastern Cape region).  Glorious flowers...

Ellen

----- Original Message -----
From: The Grahams <grahams at BMI.NET>
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:31 am
Subject: Christmas wish plants
To: TRILLIUM-L at NIC.SURFNET.NL

> Season's Greeting to All,
> > I greatly appreciate the benefits I get from belonging to this > list!  > I also, am impressed with and appreciate the respectful > and  > apolitical manner and nature of the posts, thank very much!
> > I thought it might be appropriate to ask and to share what might > be  > on some of your wish lists, plant wise. Here are some of my > thoughts...
> Trillium. Yesterday I acquired a pot of double grandiflorum in a > swap  > so can back off of that search a bit. I still hope to find true > T.  > (Pst) rivale 'Purple Heart' and other selections of rivale. If=
> anyone  > knows of a source of simile I am interested.
> > Cyclamen. I am watching seedlings and will be watching some > new  > acquisitions of hederifolium for the darkest yet flowers, > different  > in color and darker than the 'Ruby' strain selections. Also > watching  > seedlings from one hederifolium plant I have that has nearly > white  > bands in the leaf pattern. I will also be growing more > purpurascens  > now that I know it will grow here.
> > Hellebore. Finally having found some niger that blooms > consistently  > for Christmas, I am hoping the seedlings from those plants will > as well.
> I am sure there will be other species and selections I will > covet  > once I see them (some new to me species seedlings emerging now).
> > Epimedium. Well, the recent discussions here opened a real "ca=n > of  > worms". This week a local grower shared pictures of some of > their  > collection and I am coveting several additions.
> > Glaucidium. Are there truly some color selections out there? Is > there  > really a second species?
> > Hepaticas and Orchids. I have not really touched the surface of > what  > might be possible there and really am clueless about what one > might  > even wish for.
> > Paeonia. YES! There are selections for the woodland garden and I > want  > them ALL.
> > On and On.  What about your quests?
> > PEACE,
> > Russ
> > > Russell Graham, Purveyor of Plants, Salem, OR, Zone 8 (7)
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Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126
www.senecahillperennials.com
USDA zone 5



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