Summer blooms

Lee Poulsen
Wed, 23 Aug 2006 12:41:54 PDT
On Aug 20, 2006, at 7:49 AM, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
> Since I'm leaving for the IBSA
> symposium early next week I'll miss seeing what some of them will look
> like.
> As much as I will miss seeing the bulbs wake up in my garden I am 
> really
> looking forward to seeing many of you on this list who live far away 
> at the
> bulb symposium in South Africa. And they have had a lot of winter 
> rainfall
> so those of us traveling there will no doubt have some amazing 
> botanizing.
> Mary Sue

Given all the people on this and other lists from various countries who 
are going to South Africa soon for the IBSA symposium and/or the Clivia 
Conference, as well as the great rainfall they've had this winter, I am 
**so** envious. You all are going to have such a great time there, I 
just know it. Having been there only once (as well as to quite a number 
of other countries), I know South Africa is a fantastic place to visit 
anyway. So this makes the envy all the worse.

Therefore, I want to hear all about everyone's trips there, what they 
see, who they met with and had fun with, plant shows, wildflower tours, 
everything no matter how off-topic. I know Jim Shields is going to try 
to write about his travels there:

> I'll also make an attempt to keep an on-line diary of some of our 
> activities in a "blog" style (more or less). Just go to our home page 
> at:   and select the link to "South 
> Africa 2006 Blog" on the first page.

So please share the great times with all the rest of us who are stuck 
in our home countries this time around. This year sounds like a 
can't-miss opportunity that I, unfortunately, will have to miss.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

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