Crocus Book and a plug for NARGS book service

Laura & Dave
Sat, 22 Jan 2011 01:04:39 PST
   I just got the book Crocuses: A Complete Guide to the Genus byJanis Ruksans 
and Brian Mathew.  And my first impression is Wow!  Perhaps now I can begin to 
make sense of this genus.  I haven't had a chance to read much, but it seems to 
be full of information from someone who is actually finding/growing/studying the 
plants.  And there is a bit of the same fun mentioned in a recent post from 
Michael Mace, regarding the author.
   Amazon has a great price break at the moment on this book ($26.73, savings of 
41%), and if you wish to order the book from them, please consider accessing 
their website through the NARGS (North American Rock Garden Society) website 
(  NARGS now gets a small percentage for purchases at Amazon when 
entered through the NARGS link.  This works even for items NARGS doesn't have a 
direct link for, that you must search for when you get to Amazon.  And you don't 
need to be a member of NARGS.  Perhaps the PBS should look into this association 
as well, but in the mean time another worthy plant society would appreciate your 
support, especially since this costs nothing extra and you still get all the 
normal features that Amazon offers.

   Dave Brastow, looking forward to the 4 days of cold but sunny weather 
promised by the weather service.
   Tumwater, Washington

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