Babiana villosa/New IBSA Symposium

Mary Sue Ittner
Fri, 21 Oct 2005 15:45:30 PDT
Dear All,

The Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa is planning another bulb 
symposium to be held in South Africa the last week of August 2006. It will 
be followed by the International Clivia Conference in September. I assume 
they are planning it so that people coming from overseas could attend both 
if they were interested. My husband and I and some other members of this 
list attended the last symposium put on by IBSA. It had great speakers and 
interesting field trips. An extra bonus was being able to meet and talk to 
people who were interested in South African bulbs.

Four of us visited Tulbagh on our own after the last Symposium ended and 
got to see the beautiful Babiana villosa in the wild. I grow it in my 
garden in Northern California and it is an especially gorgeous species. 
Nice to know that Myke Ashley-Cooper lives near where it is found.

The IBSA members try to make their symposiums affordable, but for a lot of 
us it is the air fare that is the major expense. Still this is an event 
worth saving for.

Mary Sue

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