Wed, 06 Apr 2005 21:56:38 PDT
The Bay Area of California is not entirely hopeless for snowdrops: Wayne
Roderick once took me to see a garden full of naturalised Galanthus elwesii
not far from his home in Orinda. I know that this is is on a ridge-top and
that Palo Alto is lower, but it was a remarkable sight.

We have still got about 6 individual snowdrop flowers open here at
Colesbourne, belated secondary flowers of no beauty, but still there.

John Grimshaw

John Grimshaw
Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

Tel. 01242 870567
Mobile 07 919 840 063
Fax (Estate Office) 01242 870541

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Merrill Jensen" <>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:51 PM
Subject: RE: [pbs] snowdrops

> Hi All,
> .  Eight
> months ago, I relocated to the Bay Area where they don't receive enough of
> winter chill, so am forced to explore the wide, wonderful world of South
> African geophytes.... Damn....
> Merrill Jensen
> Director of Horticulture
> Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
> 1431 Waverley Street
> Palo Alto, CA  94301

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