In a responce from Jim Shields to this tipic he mentioned: "I guess I should probably spritz them lightly with water once or twice before autumn comes." I've been experimenting (no controls, yet) with keeping these and other summer dormant plants plump by bottom watering potted plants, but strictly limiting the amount of water so that only the lowest part of the soil gets the water. The idea is that the roots will take up the water, but the bulb itself remains in dry conditions. This so far has had encouraging results. Just one more thing to add to growing complexity! Dave Brastow - 7A (Tumwater, Washington) : Finally into summer, after our traditional rainy 4th of July.