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Clairton, PA Zone 6(USDA has c
lclehman1
Sep 22, 2018 10:51 AM CST
Hi Carolyn
Yes preparing seed for NARGS is tedious- getting mine ready I agree
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Leftwood
Sep 22, 2018 3:46 PM CST
Me, too! Thumbs up
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
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CarolineScott
Sep 23, 2018 4:29 PM CST
They have received mine. Mine are sent to an agriculture inspection station and then. On to Nargs. PLus Canadian postal service might go on strike so I send seeds early.
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Leftwood
Jan 22, 2019 7:00 PM CST
Received my seed order today!

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Aethionema subulatum 31
Androsace ovczinnikovii 3020
Anemone nemorosa 'Allenii' (moist packed) 164
Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana' (moist packed) 165
Antennaria rosea ssp confinis 181
Astragalus utahensis 310
Aubrieta canescens (ex Sultan Dag, Turkey) 318
Campanula armena
Echinocereus triglochidiatus 764
Ephedra fedtschenkoae 3080
Eranthis hyemalis (moist packed) 787
Eranthis pinnatifida 3083
Erigeron compactus 3087
Lilium distichum 1249
Lilium oxypetalum 1270
Lilium pyrenaicum 1276
Monardella odoratissima ssp discolor 3157
Phemeranthus calcaricus 1609
Phemeranthus thompsonii 1612
Plocama calabrica 1647
Prometheum sempervivoides 1724
Pulsatilla pratensis ssp bohemica 1764
Rhamnus microcarpa (ex Caucasus) 1791
Sedum hybridum (ex Kazakhstan) 1939
Teucrium chamaedrys 3248
Townsendia exscapa 2075
Tulipa biebersteiniana 3257
Tulipa heterophylla 3259
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Jan 23, 2019 5:03 AM CST
MIne came Friday, and I managed to get about ten pkts started.
WS are several Lewisia.
ALso WS eriophylum lanata as it requires a 90 day chill.
BUkinizia is warm sown.
CAlceolaria biflora is also warm sown.
MEconopsis are cool in house sown as they do best 15'C. 60'F
THat is as far as I have done with these seeds.
Clairton, PA Zone 6(USDA has c
lclehman1
Jan 26, 2019 6:57 AM CST
Does anyone on the forum have hints on germinating Crytantha(Popcorn Plant- a relative of forget-me-nots)
Secondly my saxifrages thrive on tufa but I rarely flower- hints on fertilizing, light etc?
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Jan 27, 2019 6:21 PM CST
THe Dr Deno data says it should germinate at 70'F. In the dark.
HE had a quarter germinate in the 9 th week.
THat was Chryptantha thomsonii.
WHen he tried 70 and light and then chilling , he got a sixth to germinate in the 4 th week.
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Leftwood
Mar 23, 2019 8:41 PM CST
NARGS surplus seed order arrived today. Second round seeding starts tomorrow!


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When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Mar 26, 2019 5:36 AM CST
MIne go through a Customs inspection so will come later.
LOoking forward to the arrival. BUt I hope that I ordered mostly Winter Sow seeds as my indoor plant shelves are full.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Mar 27, 2019 9:40 PM CST
MIne came today!
WIll start some tomorrow, but do not know where I can put them.
SOme in baggies maybe ?
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Leftwood
Mar 28, 2019 3:28 PM CST
I often start the hypogeal germinating species in baggies. These are the ones that germinate and send out a root, but don't send up a leaf for some time after - a few weeks to perhaps even a year (so it has a cold treatment). Trilliums, peonies, and some lilies are good examples. That way, if nothing happens, you're only "stuck" with a baggy to care for, rather than a pot of soil.

Here are some Lilium dauricum of this type:
https://garden.org/thread/view...
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Mar 30, 2019 11:19 PM CST
YEs I will be doing Peonies and martagons in baggies too.
SOaking the peony seeds in hydrogen peroxide first.
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Leftwood
Apr 15, 2019 5:36 PM CST
Update....
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Front Row:
- Astragalus utahensis
- Draba novolympica
- Erigeron caespitosus
- Iberis aurosica f.nana
- Phemeranthus thompsonii
Middle Row:
- Sedum hybridum (ex Kazakhstan)
- Allium flavum v tauricum + volunteer something
- Aethionema subulatum
- Iberis aurosica f.nana
- Aquilegia viridiflora
Back Row:
- Myosotis decumbens
- Digitalis obscura compact form
- Allium flavum v minus
- Astragalus newberryi v castoreus collected Nevada
- Taraxacum lilacinum

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Front Row:
- Astragalus sp. collected Utah
- Monardella odoratissima ssp discolor
- Antennaria rosea ssp confinis
- Allium daghestanicum
- Agastache rupestris
Middle Row:
- Manfreda virginica
- Anemone lesseri
- Prometheum sempervivoides
- Phemeranthus brevifolius
- Scutellaria oreophila
Back Row:
- Erysium alpinum (hort)
- Allium sp (ex Bulgaria)
- Allium callimischon
- Thermopsis sp.(alpina or barbata)
- Geissorhiza monanthos


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When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Apr 15, 2019 9:25 PM CST
Whoohoo--looking good!
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Leftwood
Jun 20, 2019 5:07 PM CST
Sometimes the listings marked as just "species" (rather than a named species) can be real gems.
From last year's NARGS seed ex, Allium sp.:

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I have yet to grow a real Allium beesianum from a seed ex. They always turn out to be imposters. But maybe this time I will get lucky.

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When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Jun 23, 2019 5:00 PM CST
MIne are some what neglected at this time of year.
I am leaving the ones from surplus round until fall.
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Jun 23, 2019 7:04 PM CST
I've considered joining, although just not quite certain, of exactly how it's done. Do they have species Iris, that originate, from outside of U.S ,, in their seed exchange list ? Thanks.
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Leftwood
Jun 23, 2019 8:50 PM CST
There are always species irises in the listing. Mostly within the USA, but sometimes not. If species seed is wild collected, it will always say so. Not as many as from the Iris Sociey. You can look at past years' seed lists on nargs.org.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises Dahlias Zinnias
Orchids Region: United States of America Peonies
Image
ShawnSteve
Jun 23, 2019 9:07 PM CST
Thanks Rick. I guess the "issue" is, if I want to do alpines with NARGS & maybe get just some Iris, or go with SIGNA having a greater selection of Iris, but not a great variety of "alpines" ! & if doing so, by joining both, a fairly expensive access to seed exchanges.. Unless, I "work it" just right, so that it's done, after autumn sales are over with !
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Leftwood
Jun 24, 2019 2:46 AM CST
I think it also depends on what kinds of iris you want. Mostly, NARGS will have species of smaller types, not much with spuria or louisiana, for instance. SIGNA, in general, will offer more kinds of all types of iridaceae and hybrids. With either, you never really know what might come up, though.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates

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