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Thread: Free S. oreophila seed - Sand Mtn

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    No, because that would become commerce (exchange for goods or money) across state lines - violation of the ESA.

    Hats off to Ron for taking the time and effort and eating the costs for this. It's fitting that he should distribute S. oreophila since the NASC auctions proceeds went to the preservation of this species.

    While you are waiting for your seeds you can enjoy some photos of the pollen parent. I'd really to see how this plant will color up with a full days sun instead of half a day.

    Who's yo' daddy?

    S. oreophila Sand Mountain #2








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    Ooooh that's right, I had forgotten when I posted that.

    PRETTY plant. I'm excited. Thank you so much Ron!
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    Ron,
    Appreciate generosity here, and also the experimenting with shipping methods. I posted about that a while back, as it is a shame to lose potential plants and possible future generations and genetic lines to the crushing machines of the post office.
    With seeds, you never know what marvelous hybrid/grex/? plant awaits until someone grows it out. It would have been a shame to have lost the seed for the plant that ultimately became the original Hummer's Giant, B-52 VFT or some of the more desirable Sarr's out there.

    Anyway, thanks for your generosity,
    and you are building up some good CP' Karma,
    so not to worry!
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    Haha I can send you a couple bucks when it gets here!
    As NaN already noted, I couldn't / wouldn't accept anything - even if I wanted.

    My listing of the costs were not for people to know what I'm spending (which is not much) but rather to share the results of an experiment. I was playing around with various alternatives to see how we could ship seeds at the lowest possible cost (with the basic assumption being that the lower the costs, the more likely we are to see more giveaways).

    NaN - thanks for the pics! You're correct with your implied assumption - the more light these guys get, the more color we see. Bugweed (way back when) pushed me to give my other oreo clone more light to see what happens and the results were very significant. I'd love to have a spot on my property where the Sarrs could get full sun from sunrise to sunset but the trees on the the south side are getting taller each year so that means less sun - not more.

    As an aside, I'm now very curious about how well these seeds will germinate. There are lots of seeds but individually they are smaller than previous years when I selfed or crossed with another location...
    All the best,
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    Yeah, Bugweed said this species colors up exponentially with increases of light (e.g. a lot of color from small increases). Mine get less light than previous years because I placed it behind my S. flava and S. leucophylla (relative to the afternoon sun). I got tired of the pitchers getting beat up whenever the wind comes up so I let the others at as a windbreak.
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    Ron,
    You need a chain saw for your birthday!
    Reflectors? Artificial outdoor lighting over the plants?
    I have seen all of these methods used to lengthen the day,
    and while I have used the chain saw method, and the artificial lighting in the greenhouse to supplement the sunlight, I have yet to use some reflectors outdoors.
    But indeed have considered it.

    Oh, the things we do for our plants, and getting them to be their best!

    Oh, and if you get a chance, PM me your info. Don't worry, I wouldn't dare send you anything in return for the seed , however I am wanting to be able to send you out a card for the holidays!

    Take Care!
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    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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    Thanks so much for doing this RL, tremendously looking forward to growing these next year.

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    Seeds arrived today. Will keep their progress posted. Thanks again!
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    "Nothing is always absolutely so".

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