Hi there blog readers….sorry it has been such a long time since I posted but unfortunately I am unable to get to my blog from here in China. This happened when I got here too, 2007, with my website, which I eventually took down because I had no way to update it. I am doing this through a proxy, but it seems that I can not add photos. So, I am not quite sure how to proceed.
A recent trip to Black Dragon Pool (黑龙潭) yielded a few cool photos, including Pinellia ternata (半夏) and a small but tasty Scutellaria, not sure of the species yet. I also was blessed with two different species of Polygonatum, but I have yet to try to figure out the species.
I also returned to the spot where I first saw Pulsatilla chinensis (白头翁)and collected a bunch of seeds, the first seeds I collected several weeks ago have sprouted and I eagerly await their growth and bloom….but they do seem to be growing very slowly. On that note the tincture of the above plant has proved to be everything I hoped. Although I think it is not as strong as the Anemone occidentalis it does seem to be about the same as Pulsatilla patens.
Well, that’s all for now. Hopefully this block to my blog will not last long, but I have no way of knowing if it will or not.