Jim Waddick mentioned Photoshop-doctored photos in a bulb catalog. This is a very common practice! Just think of all those photos of the "Spring Bulb Garden Special" flowering at once; were they forced in controlled conditions and popped into the ground, or is this just a photo montage? (I notice that the High Country Gardens catalog admits that one of their garden packages - not bulbs - is a photo montage.) And as for the colors they think up to paint the crocuses -- there was one catalog I got recently that showed some fall species as bright rose pink. And I won't even get started on the "hardiness ratings" given for crocuses, narcissus, and some other genera that have quite a range of cold-hardiness within them. Jane McGary Northwestern Oregon No crocuses yet.