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By madrone
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Joined:  Sat May 16, 2020 10:44 pm
I've traded now a few times with Xanthoparmelia who's a knowledgeable grower of a wide variety of CPs (seriously, check out that grow list!). Last year he generously offered me a variety of plants that weren't performing to his expectations for the cost of postage. As a result I got some very cool hybrids that are gaining steam and I look forward to what they may do this grow season.

This year we hand-picked a few of our preferences from each other's grow lists and coordinated an early spring trade. Each trade has been well-packaged with a thoughtful extra included - this one was no exception. And I'm super happy with the healthy plants and growing knowledge he shared - and am already looking forward to the next trading opportunity!
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By ChefDean
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I've had the same experience, he sent me culls for postage. Some of these that would have ended up on his compost heap have done very well.
He has included a couple to see how they do in Tennessee because we both got a Sarr from Madrone last year that did well for him, but ran for me.
So far, his culls are growing nicely, and a couple are putting up flower stalks.
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By xanthoparmelia
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Joined:  Tue May 29, 2018 10:02 pm
Thanks all!

@madrone @Nepenthes0260 @chefdean

^^^ Great people who i've worked with multiple times and wouldn't hesitate to work with again in the future. Healthy plants, careful packaging and good communication. Appreciate the opportunities.
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By JaneCP
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Joined:  Sun May 02, 2021 3:13 am
Purchased several pings from Xanthoparmelia and all of them arrived looking perfect, including couple baby pings that were thrown in as a bonus! Can't wait to see all these pings start growing for me~ :D
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