Hello, Back in February of this year I had corresponded with Alberto Castillo regarding potting mixes for bulbs. Alberto had said to me, 'As matter of fact, I am not doing you any favor, as once you adjust your mixes and everything explodes into growth with you it will be like a curse!' Well, cursed I have been and I could not be more pleased. Sometimes when something seems so simple, it does not make sense that it could work, and yet here I am dealing with this curse. I followed Alberto's instructions and repotted all of my bulbs (mostly hippeastrum), and since then I have had hippeastrum in some stage of bloom, with at least one at any given time in full bloom. Right now, one in full bloom (Jewel - a small double), one just starting to bloom (unknown, hasn't bloomed in years) and five more with buds out downstairs. Bulbs are splitting their tunics at an almost alarming rate and I am absolutely giddy. Thank you Alberto. Actually I would also like to thank the rest of the group as well. I don't participate much, but the knowledge that I am gaining from all of you is just wonderful. Thanks! Linda Foulis Okotoks, AB Canada Almost blizzard conditions tonight which will hopefully give a good blanket of snow on the beds. Inside, I'm in hippie heaven and even better, just got my order of albuca seed from Silverhill.