Lost and found

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 06:49:33 PST
Hi Jane:

Confessions from the harried gardener:

Actually I found some missing bulbs from last fall a couple of weeks ago in a paper sack that I thought was empty. Some of the Narcissus may make it and surprisingly many of the minor bulbs still seemed to be in relatively good condition. The biggest surprise were the Geranium tuberosum that had budded.

I was so disappointed by my oversight that I vowed not to purchase any bulbs this fall until those from last year were in the ground. So far I haven't fallen off the wagon but then not all of the orphans have been planted either. I did 'rescue' a large container of approximately 300 Zephyranthes candida from the compost pile - I rationalized that because money had not changed hands ...

The family record belongs to my son however. He purchased some split corona daffs during a visit to Botanica in Witchita, Kansas and didn't discover them until 3 years later - they got misplaced during the move from Missouri to Illinois. A couple of them survived and have established a nice clump.

Boyce Tankersley

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