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Stucco planters and troughs
Is there a still a NARGS photo Contest?
Has anyone seen this form of Fritillaria meleagris? I have two clumps in my garden that have been there 7 or 8 years. I don't remember planting them, but I do have the regular form around the garden. This is as far as the flowers open, which in reality means they don't open at all. They never set seed since they never get pollinated.
This years online SeedEx has functioned exceptionally well, thanks to SeedEx volunteers and internet team
Sharing hotel rooms at the 2019 Study Weekend
The Delaware Valley Chapter is looking forward to hosting NARGS members at the Study Weekend (http://www.dvcnargs.org/studyweekend.html) in May. I am setting up this thread for people seeking to share a hotel room.
Death of Glen Patterson, Vancouver
It was with sadness that we read of the passing of Glen Patterson of Vancouver. A most remarkable fellow, who made the most extraordinary gardens above the cityscape of Vancouver, we were lucky to have him visit us here in Aberdeen some years ago. Another good man w ho will be much missed.
What do you see in your garden, 2018?
The weather has been erratic, to say the least. Two weeks ago we had graupel, then the temperature dipped to 22° with highs never reaching 40°. Today it is in the 60s. Poor plants don't know what to do.
Hepaticas have been in bloom for a while. Primulas are just starting. Pseudotrillium rivale in pots is waking up. Erythronium albidum is the first to flower.
Terrestrial Orchid Germination
We have received our Seed Order (thank you!) and have a few questions about the germination of certain Terrestrial Orchid Species.
Our main concerns are with the techniques used to germinate various Cypripedium species. Specifically Cypripedium Kentuckiense, C. Parviflorum var pubescens, C. Reginae. I've done a fair bit of research on the laboratory techniques, though have never attempted them myself.