Sweet story (was Re: Pacific BX 183)

Fred Biasella fbiasella@watertownsavings.com
Fri, 12 Sep 2008 08:47:31 PDT

Since I'm such a sucker for romance, I think that was a wonderful story. I
would have probably done the same thing.

Warm Regards,
Fred Biasella

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From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org]
On Behalf Of Ellen Hornig
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 10:56 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Sweet story (was Re: Pacific BX 183)

Since Jim Waddick is offering bulbils of the form of L. lancifolium 'Flore 
Pleno' that I grow, I jsut have to tell a story about those (hit "delete" 
now if you hate sentimental stories).  These were not in fact roadside 
escapees, as Jim tells it, but from plants growing in a roadside garden in 
the little summer colony of Panther Lake, NY, south of the Adirondacks.  I 
stopped and admired them, and was offered bulbils by the owner (actually, he

offered to dig some, but I assured him that was unnecessary).  The story 
doesn't end there, though; a couple of years ago I was giving a talk, and 
someone came up afterwards to ask whether I still had the lily from Panther 
Lake (I no longer sell it, as plenty are available in mainstream commerce). 
She said her parents had eloped to Panther Lake, many years ago, and she 
wanted that memento.  Needless to say, I sent her a boxful.


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126 USA

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