Allium--TOW and address in signature

Mary Sue Ittner
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 08:49:23 PST
Dear All,

I am erratic in including my garden information after my signature so I am 
guilty here too, but it is especially helpful when there are posts about 
what grows in your garden to include this information. New people are 
joining this list every day or two (most are lurking) and if you have told 
us about where you live before they aren't going to know. This is crucial 
information if we are going to generalize to our own gardens.

Allium is obviously a good case in point as there are so many of them and 
they can't all be grown in all of our microclimates.

I remember a number of years ago on the IBS list when I was complaining 
about some of my "weeds" that Mary Irish in Arizona wrote to me to send my 
weeds to her as she was sure they wouldn't be weeds in the Arizona desert.

The worst weed here is one that John Bryan says he absolutely is unable to 
grow in San Francisco and it is Allium triquetrum. It has naturalized and 
survives without any summer water. We saw so much of it in Australia and 
New Zealand that my husband said it should be renamed Allium pestum.

Mary Sue

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