Memory Bulbs--TOW

Mary Sue Ittner
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 21:08:25 PDT
Dear All,

It is interesting how certain people have made an impression on many of us. 
I was fortunate to work with Jack on the early issues of BULBS and was a 
bit in awe of being able to correspond with someone so well known. He 
shared so much of himself and his experiences with so many people. My two 
Jack Elliott plants both have blue flowers: Bellevalia dubia and 
Orthrosanthus polystachyus. The latter may not qualify as a geophyte even 
though it is in the Iridaceae. It is more of a tufted perennial. After I 
helped him identify it with my good collection of books on Australian 
plants, he told me the flowers were a nice blue and asked me if I wanted 
seed. When it bloomed for the first time this year, I thought it very 
beautiful and was grateful that I had a plant that I could always associate 
with Jack. Since it is evergreen and doing well I expect to have it for a 
long time.…

Mary Sue

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