Starter Drugs - bulb wise
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:19:25 PDT
My start was to plant the Jack-in-the-beanstalk vine like it showed on the 
package.  Since I planted it in the middle of the lawn it only lasted a 
Frank Cooper

-----Original Message----- 
From: James Waddick
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 2:18 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Starter Drugs - bulb wise

Dear Friends,

There are lots of pros and cons presented to get kids
interested in gardening. 'Instant gratification' is a powerful force.
Tulips are easy and colorful and get eaten all too quickly, Narcissus
are a bit more boring - color wise - but endure for the ages (or so
it seems).

I ask why limit the prospects?. Most decent size towns have a
place that sell loose bulbs in bins very cheaply. For about $10 you
can amass a collection of mixed tulips, mixed daffodils, mixed
hyacinths and handful of crocus. Unless you have 10 grandkids, this
is a slight investment in the gardening future.

Maybe at Christmas they get the bulb and garden books to go
with their earlier fall fun.

Go for it. Best Grandpa Jim W.

( I already sent the grandkids some iris rhizomes a month or
so ago and radish seeds in spring)

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
Summer 100F +

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