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Janis Ruksans

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Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« on: November 30, 2008, 11:37:22 AM »
As I wrote earlier in "Crocuses in November" I went to Greece to see some Autumn Crocuses blooming in wild. There was nice very cheap offer of tickets by KLM saving half of costs both on tickets and car rent. Although flight hours was not nice at all, but savings compensated discomfort of night hours in airport. The first impression was that I came too early - so dry was all around and no blooms at all but only poor Cyclamen. But later turned that earlier would be better as in some places we were too late - found last flowers only. Some of beauties you can see on attached pictures.
Janis R.

loc-03 Monemvasia Jaanis -06
 loc-02 Crocus boryi PELO-06 -01
 loc-06 Crocus laevigatus PELO-012 -22
 loc-06 Crocus laevigatus PELO-012 -bluest plant seen
 loc-07 Crocus niveus PELO-014 - darkest seen
 loc-09 Crocus goulimyi New Harlequin PELO-018 -01
 loc-09 Crocus laevigatus PELO-021 -01
 loc-10 Conference of botanists at Mistras
 loc-12 Crocus biflorus melantherus PELO-028 -08
 loc-08 Crocus niveus PELO-016 -05 pure alba
« Last Edit: November 30, 2008, 03:29:42 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 11:55:33 AM »
Welcome Janis,
Lovely images (and typical SRGC humour - re: conference of botanists)!  :D
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 12:10:25 PM »
Hello Janis. Nice to see you and your photos on the forum. It would be good to see some more photographs from the nursery during the winter and spring, especially for those of us who will never have the chance to visit it (I keep saying I must visit my Latvian publisher, Egmont Latvia, so that I have an excuse to come to your nursery in spring, but will I ever find the time to do it?   :(  )
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 12:58:29 PM »
hello and welcome Janis what superb pictures many thanks
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 01:17:18 PM »
Janis, you will know, I hope, just how very good it is to welcome you to the Forum!
 With our best wishes,
 Maggi and Ian
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 01:45:01 PM »
Welcome to the forum Janis !
Great pictures ! - the C. biflorus melantherus is breathtaking !  Hopefully in your catalogue soon ??  ;D
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008, 03:13:02 PM »
Janis
I would like to add my warm welcome to you on joining us here on the forum.
I am glad that your trip to Greece was fruitful and that you have shared some of the pictures with us.
I do like the conference of botanists  :) as well as the beautiful crocus species.

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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 09:37:27 PM »
A welcome from me Janis, in the other Crocus thread, but added here too. How I wish it was easier (or possible at all) for us in New Zealand to import bulbs from your amazing lists - or that you had a seed list too. You probably don't want to hear the begging tone of my voice or to see the tears pouring down my cheeks. :'(

What a superb form of Crocus niveus, so much finer than our current "lilac" forms.
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 09:58:50 PM »
Janis,
once more welcome to this forum.

It is always a special pleasure to see crocus growing in the wild.
I agree with Luc this C. biflorus melantherus is great - it has wunderful outside markings. :o 8)
Please show us more from your trip to Greece!
Best wishes
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 10:16:16 PM »
Welcome Janis, keep the pics coming,Hope you are working on your new catalogue as I have still room for a few more pots in the greenhouse.

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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 10:34:03 PM »
Yes welcome Janis from an Australian fan. I look forward to more photos.
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2008, 05:44:57 AM »
What a wonderful surprise!!! Janis joined the forum. Very leased to see you here and great wellcome. Pictures are very impressive. That dark form of crocus niveus is very interesting. Thanks a lot for posting.
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 11:21:33 AM »
Welcome Janis from a newbie-croconut 8),
fantastic to have an other expert in the boat :D  - and for sure great pictures (also in the other thread)!
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 04:28:40 PM »
Well, Janis, I'll certainly be looking forward to your posts!

I still have some pictures from your last visit to Washington, D.C. which I have not yet sent you.
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Re: Crocuses in Pelopones - November-2008
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2008, 05:25:21 PM »
Well, I think we are honoured for Janis to join us.
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