International Rock Gardener e-magazine - January 2014 IRG 49 : http://srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/… This month the IRG breaks with habit to present a single genus issue. Eranthis, ( also known, confusingly, as is often the case with common names, as Winter Aconites) are one of the delights of late winter ad early spring in the garden. Wim Boens explores the main species and a number of cultivars of this increasingly popular plant. Wild flowers tend to be all the more beautiful by their habit of carpeting the ground and in Carolyn Walker's blog*** ( http://carolynsshadegardens.com/category/… ) she shows how charming Eranthis in quantity can be. For most of the new cultivars, though, these are still being enjoyed, for the most part, as small plants in pots but in time these plants should prove to be as valuable in our gardens as the presently more widespread species. Even as Wim has collated his lists of cultivars, yet more are being shown in the pages of the SRGC Forum as well as examples of variants in the species.( http://www.srgc.net/ ) The main IRG page where all issues are available: http://srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php/… Whether your winter is still in full flow or your spring is just beginning we hope you will enjoy this IRG devoted to these tuberous members of the Ranunculaceae. M. Y. ***The cultivar 'Lightning' was actually selected from the park that Carolyn profiled in her post..... small world, isn't it?