These questions have been raised in reference to the bulb exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden 's Library's Gallery this fall. Some one (not me) found stunning pictures of an oxalis, sparaxis, and babiaba. It has been suggested that Babiana sulphurea and Sparaxis be used in Bulbs for Bouquets. I have my doubts - don't their flowers quickly close? And is Oxalis tricolor deer-resistant? Thanks for your help - I only received their e-mail yesterday, return to the Library tomorrow, and haven't found answers to these questions in any of the books I looked at last night. Please note that I am in transition to firstname.lastname@example.org as e-mail address. Went to Wave Hill in the Bronx, New York City yesterday. Bitter cold with wind sweeping along the Hudson River Valley, and snow-covered ground. Brilliant sunshine. Galanthus and Eranthis hiemalis in flower in the wild garden, assorted crocus. The true display was in the conservatory, where moraea, sparaxis, Freesia alba and more were is superb bloom.