The Bulb Garden, Summer issue

Jane Merryman
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:16:59 PDT
You'll soon be receiving the summer issue of /The Bulb Garden/, which 
leads off with a message from President Jim Waddick. Alberto Castillo 
guides us through the many factors involved in starting a bulb 
collection, in the first article of a two-part primer. Nhu Nguyen 
describes the geophytic treasures of Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve, 
one of the most valuable pieces of real estate on the planet, perched as 
it is on the northern edge of San Francisco Bay---with a world-class 
view thrown in as a bonus. And Marguerite English introduces us to her 
iris favorites, tall bearded ones and the tiny reticulatas.

For the autumn issue I'm still hunting around for one more article of 
1,200 to 1,500 words. A book review would be welcome, but any subject 
will be considered that complements Alberto's part two of starting a 
bulb collection and a feature on the world's love affair with galanthus 
(snowdrops).Our long-time columnist Robin Hansen has retired and we are 
still looking for someone who likes to expound on a wide-ranging number 
of topics related to geophytes on a quarterly basis. Contact me at <>.


  The deadline is the end of August.

Jane Merryman
Co-editor, /The Bulb Garden/

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