At 05:59 PM 10/25/2006, you wrote: >Dear friends: > Just a brief comment on two bulbs blooming for the last few days: Some things (non-geophytes) still blooming in my garden are Spiranthes cernua, and Zinnia "Profusion". Darn near everything else has been zapped by the frost. I have no explanation for the Zinnia's resilience. It's way out by the street, with no protection from the house. (It's more than 60 feet from my house). I think a few dandelions are blooming too. :-) Oh, and I saw a couple Echinaceas still blooming. The gold finches are feasting on the seeds of most of my wildflowers. Dennis in Cincinnati where it has been cold & wet & windy for far too long.