Why Dig?

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:42:15 PDT
On 25 Apr 2013, at 18:39, Judy Glattstein wrote:

> 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.

And *I* have snowdrops that came around the Horn in 1850 with some of the 
earliest European settlers in Victoria. Compliments of the now-deceased Sheila 
Anderson, mother of David Anderson, Canada's environment minister at one time.


They're not distinguishable in any way from other Galanthus nivalis I have. I 
just know which patch they are.

Sheila was interested in sempervivum and jovibarba. I'd sing her praises but 
not being a story of geophyte love, her history will have to wait for another 
time. Let me just say that she was one of those very few people one considers 
it an honor to have known.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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