Spring Bulb Misc

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 21:38:13 PDT
Dylan wrote:

> If you grow a particular species, what sort of geographic or other  
> variation exists within
> that species?

Yes.  I used to grow one of each.  I needed to fit in as many  
different plants as possible, so one was enough.  Then I started going  
to talks given by travellers and collectors.  The plants that they  
showed sometimes didn't look much like mine at all.  So I changed my  
habits slightly.  If something does well for me, and I like it, I will  
get seed of it from anyone, anywhere, in hopes of some variants.  It  
was just after this that I realized that concentrating on bulbs would  
let me squeeze in lots of different plants, and many more than one of  
each.  Raise a cheer for skinny plants!

Diane Whitehead

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