_D. adelae_ & stuff

Kevin Snively (ksnive@hebron.connected.com)
Fri, 21 Jan 1994 18:53:43 -0800

sorry i'm a bit late answering my mail? the mail?
i'll start with a question. WHY propigate seed in tissue culture? isn't
that doing things the hard way?

on the _D. adelae side i've been growing this one for a while now.
almost four years now. my first winter with this plant in the green house
i got caught in seattle by a snow storm and my greenhouse froze. 18 deg
f. for about as many houres. all the above ground portions died off and i
thaught i'd lost the plant sure. i kept the moss alive expecting too use
it in the spring and about the end of april or mid may when i went to use
the moss there it was. that summer i devided the plant and last winter
one of the devisions stayed in the house and one in the greenhouse this
year the one that dies back to the root in the greenhouse is larger and
healthier than the ones in the house. while i admit the winter i give
them may be a bit much i think they may just need a rest.