Hi Gang, If you are in the Houston area and can attende, I will give a talk on "Crinums in East Texas" at Mercer Arboretum in Houston, TX on July 18, 2006. The major portion of my talk will be to describe what Crinum hybrids and breeding successes of Marcelle Sheppard over the past 50 years. LINK: Mercer Arborteum and Botanic Gardens http://www.hcp4.net/mercer/ The talk will begin at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, July 18. The talk will be informal and will be about 50 minutes with time for questions for another hour or so. LINK: Mercer Arboretum Summer Programs, see top of page 3, Crinum in East Texas http://hcp4.net/mercer/pdf/… Cordially, Joe Shaw, Ph.D.