Not a Bulb (off topic a bit) My email friend Willy in Argentina sent me some images of my cactus Web site. One plant is a remarkable geophyte. It is a cactus, not too distantly related to prickly pears. It lives mostly underground in its truly hostile desert environment. The tip of the stem barely shows at the surface. Most of the stem is underground. The low profile allows the cactus to avoid excess heat and drying winds. However, when it rains the little plant expands a bit (accordion- or telescope-like) and takes advantage of a bit more exposure to sunlight to carry on the business of photosynthesis. But, even in the best of times the plants is mostly underground.. In the garden it can make stems, but it seldom does so in the driest regions of its natural range. LINK: Puna bonnieae, third row down, middle and left thumbnails http://opuntiads.com/html/… Cordially, Joe http://www.opuntiads.com/ The first Amarcrinum of the year is blooming. It is a light-pink, intensely fragrant hybrid created by Les Hannibal. They sure stand up to the heat.