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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

November 21, 2009
10:15 PM

Post #7297290

Maria sent me this little reticulatum bulb with the tag saying"save me!"Here it is Maria,saved and about ready to join it's big sisters.The big ones insist on shade here.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

November 21, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #7297575

Oh JT...It is so precious! And ALIVE!!!

As I have told you or written you, this is the "True" reticulatum specie. Notice the dark green color of it's leaf and that white (not cream) pin stripe in the middle. Very very different from the ones coming from Thailand. I knew it would love your warmer weather and higher humidity there. And of course your TLC! It should grow beautifully with the other retics.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for saving my baby!

Now I will need to send you this.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

November 22, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #7297984

Congrats on your success!!! Love your plant tag, Maria!!!
mariava7
Ewing, VA

November 24, 2009
12:06 AM

Post #7304032

Hahaha! I like doing this. Makes things kinda fun. Handling hundreds of bulbs could get boring ya know. One time I had to send a rotten bulb...unfortunately. Here's what I wrote outside the "brown bag". Now that was supposed to be the source of the rotten bulb. LOL!!!

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