Why Dig?

Judy Glattstein jgglatt@gmail.com
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:39:06 PDT
Jim W. mentioned that the 
mystery-bulb-now-identified-as-Scilla-litardieri is available from 
McClure and Zimmerman. Sure I could buy some, and I might. But they will 
be anonymous. It is the pedigree, the connection, that these few bulbs I 
collected today have as a history.

I have some Galanthus nivalis that are ex ex Lob's Woods. I got them 
from Sydney Eddison. She got them from a neighbor who is a granddaughter 
of Mr. Krippendorf. He's the man who had a wonderful correspondence with 
Elizabeth Lawrence. And she visited Lob's Woods. These "ordinary" 
snowdrops are extra-ordinary to me because of their pedigree.

Never thank for plants, says Felder Rushing, because they won't grow. 
O.K. I think that's a Southern thing? So I won't thank for plants but I 
will and can and do give thanks for the friends who share with me - 
plants and ideas and gardening tips. Especially the friends here on the 
PBS web site.


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