>Dear Cynthia, > >The topic this week and next is an outgrowth of Ernie's request that >we do a topic of the week highlighting growing conditions where he >lived with people sharing what they had success growing. He hoped to >come up with ideas for new things to try. These would not be items >for frames or greenhouses or pots or to be protected from the >elements, just those things you could plant out (with maybe >supplemental water occasionally.) Although this topic, Bulbs for the >Pacific Northwest, started slowly it finally took off and I thought >was wonderful as people shared their experiences. Hopefully Ernie >was pleased as well. > >I thought it was an idea worth extending and asked for input on >this. A few people responded in support of this. So Mediterranean is >the second and Boyce wanted to do his area so his will be the third. >After that no one else has expressed an interest. If you'd like to >lead a discussion of what you can easily grow in Texas I'll write >you in for May. There would be yours and Charles and Shawn's >experiences. And maybe you could expand it to include other areas of >the south. If you don't think there would be enough for a whole >topic you can always just tell us about your garden and which >geophytes are happy in it. I was hoping we could do a different area >each month, but only if there was an interest in this. > >Mary Sue >PBS TOW Coordinator > Cynthia's question reminded me that I had also plotted some rainfall climate graphs of Central Texas, since I grew up in Austin, as well as a number plots of other locations in the world a couple of years ago. I uploaded all those plots to the wiki in the MISCELLANEOUS page <http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/…>. However, these were for my own interest, so they haven't been proofread or edited.