Hesperocallis undulata

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Wed, 16 Feb 2005 17:03:30 PST
I'm planning on going out to one of the deserts whenever the flower 
displays are the best to see. Depending on when you come, we could 
rendezvous or head out together or something. When you know the time 
better, let me know.

I have other, non-plant, friends on the look-out for what's happening 
out there. I'll pass on their reports as I get them. I also have an 
uncle who has a place in San Felipe in northern Baja California south 
of Yuma on the Sea of Cortez, who goes out there every other weekend. 
I'm contacting him to find out what it's like down there as well. I may 
have related before of how on one particularly strong El NiƱo year they 
had the most amazing drive down there when the bare desert bloomed like 
crazy. (And they've been going down there regularly since he was a 

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

On Feb 16, 2005, at 10:40 AM, Jane McGary wrote:

> Mary Sue wrote:
>> Hopefully all of the members of our list who live in Southern 
>> California will have a chance to visit the flowers. Our newspaper 
>> said it could be the best display in 50+ years.
> I talked last night with a friend who has a condo in Palm Springs, and 
> he said heavy rain is predicted to continue through this coming 
> weekend, so I abandoned the impulse to hop on a plane Friday morning. 
> The weekend after is the NARGS Western Winter Study Weekend in 
> Seattle, which I can't skip because I'm one of the speakers. However, 
> I'd like to get down to the desert  soon after that. Is there anyone 
> else who'd like to meet in Palm Springs and share a rental car for a 
> couple of days?
> Jane McGary
> Northwestern Oregon, USA, where the howling east wind is barely 
> keeping the frost the snowdrops.

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