Native bulbs New Zealand

Lee Poulsen
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:10:49 PST
I'd just like to second what Alberto and Ina have said. I don't know Anne Murray or Dave Toole, but if they're in the same list with Tony, Terry, and Bill, they must be amazing geophytists. As good as the native flora in New Zealand is, you simply must visit at least one of these people and see their bulbs. Just based on what I've seen of their postings over the years, websites, books, catalogs, and photos that they've shared, (and having had Bill Dijk spend a night at my home many years ago during a visit he made to the States), you're in for a very pleasant geophytic experience. (Of course I can say the same thing for anyone who gets the chance and experience to visit Alberto and his most amazing collection...!) And I'm sure Ina has a collection that is worth seeing as well. 

You'll also see why the New Zealanders have what is probably the most enviable climate in the world because somehow their climate is so temperate that almost every type of bulb enjoys growing for them. (Which is probably why their government has to be even more tyrannical than even that of the Australians in preventing just about any plant material from entering the country, other than white-listed seeds.)

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Nov 24, 2013, at 2:47 PM, Ina Crossley <> wrote:

> As you now know Jan, it is not native bulbs which you will see much of, 
> but there are some bulb people who would be of interest.
> There is Tony Palmer of Kellydale, North of Auckland
> Terry Hatch of Joy Plants, South of Auckland
> Bill Dijk of Daffodil Acre, Tauranga
> Anne Murray of Collector's Corner in Nelson
> Dave Toole of Invercargill
> These are just some of them.
> If you are interested, sent me a private email and I can give you some 
> email addresses.
> Ina
> Ina Crossley
> Auckland New Zealand zone 10a
> On 25/11/2013 10:09 a.m., Jan willem Overmars wrote:
>> I was wondering if there are members in NZ (or somewhere else) who would be able tell me more about this subject.
>> Looking forward to hear from you,
>> Jan willem, The Netherlands (hardiness zone unknown: We don't really use that system here: Holland is small enough for two categories: hardy or not hardy).
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