Re: [gardeners] Seeds

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 19:28:46 -0500 (EST)

>Got my seed orders off today, either via internet, email, or 800 number.

I joined the Hardy Plant Society and received their seed exchange list
today. I only checked off 141 items! Now I have to reduce it to the 25 I'm
entitled to order for $10. Of course, 25 is more than enough, especially
since I've got wonderful things from Tom Clothier and Jaime, too. Can't
wait to start planting!

 One of the seeds I'm ordering is for a plant I've been unable to find
anywhere - descaisnea fargesii. It's a shrub, 6-10 ft x 4 ft with large
blue seedpods and bizarre flower clusters. I haven't even been able to find
it in books, just the original one from which I got the name, description
and no source. I just hope I'm lucky enough to get the seed. Anyone have
this one? Any experience germinating the seed?  Cheryl

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY