Lycoris/ Topic of the week

Mary Sue Ittner
Fri, 11 Sep 2009 08:18:37 PDT

Some of you who are new to our list will not be familiar with the Topic of 
the Week. For a time in 2002 and in 2003 and 2004 I organized a topic of 
the week and found someone to introduce it and then invited people on this 
list to discuss the topic in response to the introduction and everyone's 
posts. There was a wealth of information generated which I later linked to 
the wiki:…

This summer there has been a fair amount of discussion about Lycoris and 
Jim Waddick has after the fact written a very complete introduction to this 
genus. He has also sent me additional photos. I have added both to the 
wiki. One of the things I found very interesting as we were working on this 
is that he believes many of the "species" are really natural hybrids. So 
for all of you out there who are fortunate to live in an area when you can 
easily grow this genus (and to the world who will find this information 
through the pbs wiki and a Google search) here is the link:…

Clicking on Garden Lycoris and More will open what Jim has written in a new 
window. But you can also access it directly here:…

Thanks Jim for providing this and everyone feel free to comment just as if 
this was a topic of the week. And if anyone else has something they would 
like to introduce as a topic of the week spontaneously without an organized 
program to do this, this could be a model of a way to do it.

Mary Sue

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