Hi, One of the interesting things about this list has been learning about bulbs I can and cannot grow. I agree that sometimes it is worth trying something you don't think would be possible and finding you can grow it. I've also found that some things that I'd think would be a cinch haven't been. Some of the bulbs that come from climates unlike mine that grow and bloom in summer I've had short term success growing, but over time they have faded away. It seems far more rewarding to concentrate on the things that are not so difficult and like Diane suggested grow different forms of them. During the two plus years we had the topic of the week, we had discussions of regional favorites. I couldn't get people from some of the different regions to introduce and help so we didn't cover all the possible areas. But for those people who are interested below are some links to the archives to check out. Look at responses to the introduction as well as other people chimed in with what worked for them. For some strange reason it looks like a lot of the messages in the archives are listed twice. Before my listing of the regional favorites below I thought I'd ask this earlier in my message in case everyone doesn't read to the end: When we were doing the topic of the week we had some interesting contributions when we profiled people's favorite bulbs by color. Any interest in starting a topic where everyone who wants to participate lists where they live and ten bulbs (down to the species level at least) that are planted in the ground that come back year after year with little to no care? I think it would be a fascinating topic and it would also be interesting to keep a running tally to see if there were bulbs that made it on a number of lists. I'm sure a lot of people would have more than ten, but then you could pick the ten you liked the most. January 2003 - Bulbs for Pacific Northwest Gardens-- Ernie O'Byrne Introduction http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/… March 2003 - Bulbs for Mediterranean Gardens I started this out with this post: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/… but you can find the others listed under Bulbs for .. http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/… Not all areas considered Mediterranean are the same with a great variation in temperatures summer and winter and amounts of rainfall and even to some degree when it rains. April 2003 Growing tender bulbs in cold climates Introduction from Mark Mazer http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/… Bulbs for Continental Climates, Upper Midwest Introduction from Boyce Tankersley http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/… June 2003 Bulbs for Texas Introduction from Cynthia Mueller http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/… We stopped at that point which was disappointing since I'm sure there were a lot of other areas that could have been profiled and weren't. Nancy might find reading the posts on bulbs for the Pacific Northwest interesting.