Introducing myself

Kathleen Purdy
Sat, 18 Oct 2003 11:23:36 PDT
Hello all,
I am responding to the invitation in the "Welcome" message to introduce myself. I joined this list to find out more about colchicums. When we moved to our 100+ year old house in 1989, there were some colchicums growing on the property which I believe are C. byzantinum. I have been reading about, buying, and growing colchicums ever since, often with frustrating results. I often find (or at least, believe) them to be incorrectly named. Does anyone else run into this? Is it common? I would appreciate learning of bulb sellers who can be trusted to be reliably correct in what they send.

In the meantime, I invite you to visit my weblog at and look over my recent posts and photos about my colchicum collection. The photos are not as good as those I found on your wiki (which is how I came to subscribe to this list), but if anyone can confirm or correct any of my identifications I would be very grateful. Please use the comment feature so others can benefit as well.

As time permits, I plan to search the list archives as well. Looking forward to learning more!

Kathy Purdy
USDA Hardiness Zone 4/5
northeast of Binghamton, NY

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