Memories of last summer

David Victor
Sat, 17 Jan 2004 09:23:23 PST
Dear all,

Many of your will know that we in Britain had an extremely hot (and long) 
summer last year.  Harry Hay, a wonderful bulb grower here, recorded on his 
seed list this year:

"A number of plants flowered for the first time here.  Examples include:

Hippeastrum argentinum ex Van Tubergen's supplementray bulb list of 1970

Hippeastrum striatum var. acuminatum ex Van Tubergen of 1975

Eucomis montana ex Swaziland

Crinum erubescens var. octiflora ex Brazil

Ancrumia cuspidata F&W 8233, Chile"

How many of us have the patience to wait 33 years for a bulb to flower, I 
wonder.  What a man Harry is!

Best regards,
David Victor 

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