J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 07:09:26 PDT
Hi all,

That book has been an inspiration to me too! I think a .ot of the tricky 
bulbs he listed in the book were grown at the bask of a south-facing wall, 
with some protection from moisture and excellent drainage.

I've never tried any Tigridia here. Nerine bowdenii may survive in places 
here, but has not bloomed for me.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

At 08:47 AM 9/19/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>>I have never grown these, but do have an interesting reference.
>>"Bulbs for Summer Bloom" by John Philip Baumgardt,  has them hardy to zone 5
>>(Kansas City, MO).  He is writing from experience, so presumably it worked
>>for him.  Perhaps he and Jim Waddick have hot springs under their homes?
>Dear all;
>         J. P. Baumgardt was an inspiration for a lot of local gardens; 
> Great book too. I've grown mixed and color selections of Tigridia and 
> they are either wimps or huge and much too gaudy, but never winter over for me.
>         I admit I haven't really given their best spot, but seems the 
> commercial bulbs are pretty uneven in quality.
>         Jim W.
>Dr. James W. Waddick
>8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
>Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
>Ph.    816-746-1949
>E-fax  419-781-8594
>Zone 5 Record low -23F
>         Summer 100F +
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