Brief announcement: Antoine Hoog's rare bulbs

Pacific Rim
Wed, 04 Apr 2007 11:28:27 PDT
Dear bulb lovers:

My nursery is no longer the exclusive agent in North America for the rare
bulbs and plants grown by Antoine Hoog. We ended it this spring, with great
regret, because, as many of you know, my nursery has cut back drastically on
shipping, for family reasons, and I can't predict whether that will change.

Antoine is now free to sell to others in North America, and has begun to do

Please understand that he is not set up for small, retail orders. He prefers
to have a
limited number of relatively substantial wholesale customers.

Antoine comes from a long line of eminent Dutch plantsmen; his stock is
special not only for its quality but also for the care with which he keeps
track of history, provenance and taxonomy -- a care that I have tried to

I continue to grow several thousand taxa in small quantities, many of them
originally from Antoine. This spring we've been planting a lot of stock
straight into our display gardens.

Best to all


Paige Woodward

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