I understand wanting seeds really badly, but wow. I sure hope atleast one of those seeds produces an amazing plant for him. Personally, at those prices, I would rather purchase the plants and do the crossing myself. And even if I were all out of space, I feel like I could get similar results from less expensive crosses (if he's looking for a dark flower with ivory/white teeth, there are other options).
Then again, I do understand the willingness to pay more for a cross of two cultivars that have special meaning to the cultivar names. Maybe that's why?
Right now there is a complete ban on plant imports to Europe so they have virtually no way to get the plants. Sometimes people also just get caught up in the bidding. It's always interesting to watch, though!
gardenglory said:Now that you mention that James, and you dont really have to tell, but I was watching that auction of yours and stopped watching after it hit 60$. I mean what do you do when someone bids that much on an auction where the seeds had already sold for so much less.....send lots of bonuses, or just say, hey its an auction. This is really retorical, I dont expect you to say, but I always wonder, when they are new especially, if they know what the heck they are doing. I did notice he is bidding on the same cross, maybe averaging the price out. Ive had to do that a time or two, especially when new.
Natalie said:Becky, was that an attempt to get me to have a second look, at maybe a less expensive auction? Good try, but I can't find my wallet, or my husbands, or the piggy banks.
Natalie said:Now my husband is hiding my wallet, and his too. The dogs even took off with their piggy banks.