The winter 2011 issue of /The Bulb Garden/ has been mailed, along with the new directory and the seed list.In the lead article, Angelo Porcelli of Apulia, Italy, discusses gladiolus of southern Italy. This should bring some warmth and cheer to those of us who are still winter-bound. Nhu Nguyen takes us on a tour of the wilder places of California where geophytes command a beautiful view--with ideas for spring outings. Marguerite English shows us how Christmas looks in her garden near San Diego and Robin Hansen encourages us to take heart---cyclamen /are/ difficult to bring through the winter---and describes a number of strategies to keep these beautiful plants alive and healthy. I think I have enough articles for the spring issue, but I'll soon be needing content for the summer issue, with a deadline of mid-May. If you have any thoughts about a making a contribution, please contact me at email@example.com.