I bought a pot of hybrid Alstroemeria "Inticancha Mix" at Home Depot early this summer. The pot was packed full of blooming stems when purchased, but they lasted only a couple of weeks before the stems started going limp and a bit slimy and dying back. The soil (actually sphagnum moss) wasn't kept too wet, but there was rain followed by some hotter sunny days and I thought maybe the stems were too close together and the excess humidity caused some kind of fungal die back. It never produced any new leaves after dying back, but I just emptied out the pot and the tubers look quite healthy. I thought they would be separate tubers, but they are all connected together at the top to one stem. I'd like to try them again next year, but have a few questions. How should I store them? I'm in Vancouver; when should I replant them? How do I avoid last year's wilt problem? Can I remove some tubers to give away, so it won't be so crowded? Should I dig them up every year or just move the pot into the garage or basement? Would they be hardy if planted in a sunny garden here?