Hello Jacob: Welcome. Boy you sure pick the awesome places to live. I lived in Illinois, then the other side of CA (near Bakersfield) before moving to College Station, Texas. I am solely into Hippeastrum. Good luck with Botany studies! James Frelichowski Jacob Knecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Hello everyone, I just joined the PBS mailing list, though I have been reading the archives intermittently for the past few years. I have had an avid interest in plants beginning at a very young age and started growing bulbs when I was 6. Amaryllids have a firm hold on my heart and my most favourite genera are Brunsvigia and Haemanthus. I grew up in Southern California, spent a few years in Portugal, Cape Verde Islands, and now I live in Honolulu, Hawai'i. I worked as a Landscape Designer in Los Angeles and Orange Counties for 5 years but now I am 27 years old and enrolled in school studying for a career as a botanist. Besides bulbs I grow many orchids (mostly vandaceous and angraecoids), rare palms, cycads and native plants. Most of my bulb collection is in Santa Barbara, California where a dear friend takes care of them. I am happy to begin participating in the group! Aloha, Jacob Knecht ____________________________________________________________________________________ Yahoo! Music Unlimited Access over 1 million songs. http://music.yahoo.com/unlimited/ _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list email@example.com http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php --------------------------------- Access over 1 million songs - Yahoo! Music Unlimited.