What's going on here?

Tony Avent tony@plantdelights.com
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 14:18:07 PST

My guess is that with the re-organization of the Dutch auction houses, 
many smaller growers/collectors are simply looking for an outlet for 
their surplus bulbs.  When I was in the Netherlands a few years ago, I 
was shocked at the unusual types of bulbs grown by specialty 
growers/collectors that rarely see the commercial catalogs. 

Tony Avent
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James Waddick wrote:
> Dear friends,
> 	I am fairly alert to plant names, but not an avid grower of 
> tropical bulbs. Still I don't expect quite so many 'surprises' when 
> reading a wholesale bulb catalog.
> 	Is there a big market for any of these bulbs? I think they 
> are all Amaryllids, but a brief goggling didn't have a lot to show 
> for them and most are not on the PBS wiki either.
> 	Gilliesia gramiea
> 	Hannonia hesperidium
> 	Miersia chilensis
> 	Stenomesson pearcei
> 	Vagaria ollivieri
> 	OK I admit near total ignorance, but what is going on here?
> 		Any guesses?		Best		Jim W.

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