anyone in Israel?

Lee Poulsen
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:56:31 PST
Hey, thanks for that link. I skimmed through it and my eyes locked on the place name Kfar Blum mentioned in the article. This helps explain a pot of Narcissus I've had for quite a while now. The label says they are Narcissus sp. 'Kfar Blum' and they are grown from some seeds I got from the seed exchange. (Don't remember if it was PBS or pre-PBS.) For some reason I never bothered to Google the words. So I gather what I have traces back to Narcissus that is native to that area? Interesting.

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

On Mar 6, 2014, at 12:40 PM, Bill Richardson <> wrote:

> " Tel Anafa Nature Reserve. Northwest of Kibbutz Shamir, Tel Anafa is an
> off-the-track delight. Although named for the egrets (anafot) that like to
> nest in its trees, the Tel Anafa Nature Reserve is also known as Daffodil
> Hill. That's because in the dead of winter the almost untouched reserve
> abounds with lovely daffodils.
> In spring the daffodils are replaced by distinctive acanthus flowers, 
> called
> 'bear's breeches' in English. With their rosette-like bottom leaves and
> white and purple flowers, they are so decorative that they apparently
> inspired the architect who designed the Corinthian capitals that crowned 
> the
> pillars in ancient Greece and Rome."
> regards,
> Bill Richardson
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Mark Mazer" <>
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2014 3:49 AM
> To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] anyone in Israel?
>> *Tel Anafa is a h*ill near Shamir and is informally known as "daffodil
>> hill".  It is in a nature reserve.
>> Mark Mazer
>> Hertford, NC USDA 8a
>> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 9:54 AM, <> wrote:
>>> I have heard of a site in northern Israel where the native Narcissus
>>> tazetta is particularly abundant, known as "Narcissus Hill".  Does 
>>> anyone
>>> there know precisely where this is located?
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch)
>>> _______________________________________________

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