Article: Dale's Story: How exciting

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By Dave G. on December 5, 2015

s KartuzGreenhouses in Vista, California, would travel a couple of hours each year to give my local gesneriad chapter a talk and to help judge the annual show. He’d bring dozens of Streptocarpus, Sinningias, and other gesneriads to show and sell. I was mostly a Sinningia grower, but the Streps began to appeal to me. Michael kindly stayed after his talks to answer my questions about growing and hybridizing Streps. He is my mentor.

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ImageZanymuse
Dec 4, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I don't grow gesneriads, but I do admire them. Your article made me understand how wonderful and exciting hybridizing must be.
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Imagevalleylynn
Dec 7, 2015 2:57 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Interesting article to read. I don't grow Streptocarpus either, but sure was exciting to see what has been accomplished by serious breeders.
ImageKyWoods
Dec 19, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Thanks for the interesting information! I wanted to try streps, but after killing a couple of african violets, I decided not to. I love them, but just don't have the right conditions for them in my drafty basement apartment.

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