Actually, yes for the knowledgeable ones, Google would be fine, but I have found the botanic discussion enlightening. Being not one of the knowledgeable ones, I would not even have thought of Googling it, would have thought it always is virus. I think I have thrown out a bulb which quite possibly was not virused and as I not likely to be able to get another one of the kind, that is a pity. Ina Crossley On 30/08/2011 9:25 a.m., James Waddick wrote: > Dear PBS friends, > It pains me to write this, but this is NOT a botany site. > > I think we have beat the topic to death on multiple and > various occasions. Although there are always new and uninformed > growers the basic science is readily available on the internet > elsewhere ! > > We have talked about broken colors in tulips (Rembrandts) > before, We've talked about variegated foliage before, etc etc. > > Let's talk bulbs. > > Use google for basic science info. > > Today's the start of a new week what's blooming where you > live. I bet EVERY member has some bulb blooming in the garden, in a > pot, at the garden center - what is it and where? I' contribute next. > > Getting on with bulbs talk Jim W.