Hi PBS list: I'm pretty much a garden variety gardener in Austin, Tx. mostly interested in geophytes that adapt well to our growing conditions and I have an amateur's interest in indigenous bulbs. I have a patch of rhodies that I started about 8 years ago and these guys seed prolifically. I think I got them from Old House Gardens, but am not absolutely certain. Blooming in my garden: wood hyacinth, muscari neglectum, a small native allium, various types of narcissus triandrus, oxalis triangularis regnelli and "Fanny". We had a really hard freeze about three weeks ago, which deep-sixed many of the more tender blossoms, for eg. the tender crested iris and the neomarica gracilis. I'm loving the discussion about Mediteranean climate. Theresa Massey Austin TX USDA Zone 8-B 20-110 F; approx. 30'' rainfall, usually floods following long drought.