Fw: [pbs] Landscaping with Bulbs--TOW

Pacific Rim paige@hillkeep.ca
Mon, 06 Oct 2003 13:14:07 PDT
Dear All:

We've seen Crocus and other small bulbs naturalized in greenswards. Click
here to view the most beautiful presentation of naturalized Tulipa that I
have ever seen. http://www.hillkeep.ca/bulbs%20tulipa.htm

They're in the garden of my friend Jim Swayne, who lives in eastern
Washington state, USA, where winters are cold and dry and summers are hot
and dry. He gets 8-20" of rain a year. This is perfect for Tulipa and
many other Central Asian bulbs, and makes it sensible to grow a xeric lawn
of Buffalo grass, as he has done.

I have other pictures of Jim's tulip lawn, but he's away, so I can't ask his
permission to publish them right now.

Bulbs that tolerate a wetter winter do very well with us here in
BC; I hope to have time later to post about them, too.

Paige Woodward
on top of Chilliwack Mountain
in southwest British Columbia
wet Zone 6


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