Howdy All, On our news here we've been seeing the dreadful fire storms hitting parts of California. Particularly concerning to some of us here in Canberra, Australia where last summer our city lost around 400 houses in a single day to a freak fire storm. Thankfully ours was only a single day whereas reports are that the Californians are expecting the same weather conditions for the next 4 days or so (Ouch!!) and they've already lost more than 500 houses and climbing all the time. This message is just to wish all the best to those on the list who are anywhere near the fires. Here's hoping that none of us are affected too badly. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!