bulbs in lawns

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Wed, 01 Sep 2004 18:01:49 PDT
There was a garden here which was worth a detour because in spring 
the front lawn was covered in Erythronium oregonum, and huge old 
potted fuchsias would be wheeled out and set around the edge for the 
summer.  The lawn wasn't mowed till the erythronium leaves died back. 
The fuchsias each had a sign with its date of "birth" on it, and it 
was interesting for children to see plants that had been growing 
since before their parents were born. After forty years or so, the 
owners must have died, because the fuchsias disappeared.  The 
erythroniums lasted a couple of years longer, but the new owners were 
unaware of the necessity of postponing the mower, and now it is just 
a plain boring lawn.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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