Dear Marguerite, I am glad to hear you will be with us more, soon. Between my starting back to teaching a few weeks ago and the simultaneous BIG flush of tomatoes and peppers in the garden which need putting up, I have only been able to keep the BX going without any time left to participate in bulb discussions. After a summer which I have named "the summer of the home invasions" because of the armies of cretins who trampled my hardy bulb beds while they painted and reguttered the building, I am delighted to report that I don't seem to have lost any colchicums to murder by ladder feet. In bloom now are Cc. agrippinum, cilicicum (2 forms), bivonae (2 forms including the spectacular 'Apollo'), and what I guess is autumnale major. The tuberoses, single and double have been providing cut stems for nearly a month. A pot of Hippeastrum mandonii is in bloom for the first time. And xAmarcrinum 'Dorothy Hannibal' is putting up a scape. Seed pods are ripening on Zephyranthes 'Fadjar's Red' and reginae both of which were in bloom at the same time next to one another outdoors (What hath God wrought?), and the seeds will go to the PBS BX. Life is good! Best regards, Dell -- Dell Sherk, SE PA Zone 6. Amaryllids, South Americans, Cyrtanthus, Nerine, Hardy bulbs.