Crocus 'Golden Bunch'

Alberto Castillo
Wed, 30 Mar 2005 16:52:16 PST

>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>Subject: [pbs] Crocus 'Golden Bunch'
>Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 19:31:13 -0500
>    I disagree with you that Patrick Synge was one of the greatest bulb 
>experts of his time.  He was a very skilled writer and long-time editor of 
>the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society.  He was very good at 
>adapting the writings and ideas of other more expert bulb growers, such as 
>his friends E B Anderson and Paul Furse, neither of whom wrote as 
>Jerry John Flintoff
>Vashon Island,Washington,USA
>zone 8

Dear Jerry:
               I did not say "bulb expert". You are right, but producing 
such a monumental work as "Colins Guide to Bulbs" with an excellence that 
provides first hand valuable information even today could have not been 
possible to someone that merely conveyed into text others' knowledge. 
Remember that as the Editor of "The Garden" he had access to every single 
garden and greenhouse in England as well as all Flower Shows. Another friend 
of his Vic Horton. He was able to follow the evolution of many bulbs 
imported from Afghanistan and Iran In Shah's time, where there had not been 
collections since. We are showered every year with gorgeous bulb books with 
the most extraordinary images but great bulb books remain a handful. Patrick 
Synge was an expert in Liliums,a genus he mentions as "the queen of all 
All the best

MSN Amor: busca tu ½ naranja

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