Good news here in the Nerine department: Nerine sarniensis 'Corusca' is sending up an inflorescence. This plant bloomed well last autumn when it was a newly received bulb. Last night I had a dream in which I was garden touring with some friends and saw Amaryllis belladonna blooming in several nearby Virginia gardens. The stalks were tall and the flowers vividly colored. I remember in my dream I was telling myself that I'll have to post to PBS to let them know I was mistaken about the difficulty of growing this plant in this area. I wonder if this dream will ever come true? Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where autumn crocuses are finally starting to bloom in variety.