Enjoy bulbs and support your Botanical Garden at no cost

Paul Licht plicht@berkeley.edu
Sat, 04 Jul 2009 10:51:27 PDT
I believe many of you have heard of Brent and Becky's bulbs or you're 
already using them. I have personally relied on them for years to fill 
my home garden with nontraditional bulbs (i.e., other than tulips and 
daffs, although I admit to getting some of those also).  I have always 
found their prices competitive and their quality excellent so I would 
recommend them personally. In any case, they have a new program whereby 
if you designate the UC Botanical Garden as a recipient, they will 
donate a portion of your bulb purchase (in $$) to the Garden WITHOUT ANY 
EXPENSE OR EXTRA EFFORT ON YOUR PART. You pay exactly the same price as 
you would normally. This program is a part of their effort to support of 
Gardens like ours.

To participate, the only difference from a normal order is that you log 
onto http://bloominbucks.com/  (no 'g') instead of their normal site. 
This url will actually take you directly into their normal site except 
that you first designate a recipient from the pulldown list (remember, 
we are 'The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley').  

I don't have to tell you that these are different financial times for us 
and I am very much counting on those who care about plants and gardens 
to help us. In return, the Botanical Garden has begun to send a number 
of interesting bulb seeds to PBS for distribution.

In another news flash, another Titan Arum opened in the Garden last 
night. It is fully opened and extremely smelly this morning. Check our 

Thanks, Paul

Paul Licht, Director
Univ. California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720


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