Why Dig?

Rimmer de Vries oldtulips@gmail.com
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:23:16 PDT
At least Gather the seeds. This Scilla litaridari should bloom from seed in 3 years or less.

the bulb offered by M& Z is weedy and I think wrongly identified. At minimum it is not very nice.

I bought it from M&Z and had to remove it.

SE Mich
Zone 5

On Apr 25, 2013, at 6:39 PM, Judy Glattstein <jgglatt@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Judy
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