Buried Treasures

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:10:45 PST
Dear Friends,
	Winter time here - mid ice storm - and it is not a time for 
outdoor gardening. Hardly even safe to be outdoors.
	It is however an excellent time to sit, as time permits, with 
a good book. So far I have to say 'Buried Treasures' by Janis 
Ruksans* fits that mood very well.  This book was mentioned briefly 
here by Jim McKenney and a few people vented their complaints about 
Timber Press editing, no one has really talked about THE BOOK.

	I agree with Jim McK in the abundance of rare Juno irises 
illustrated. Wow. I was disappointed to see no pix and few mentions 
of Ungernia (Oh well), but there's a lot to lust over even on my 
short perusal.

	But is there any bulbophile who doesn't find something 
wonderful to dream about within the covers?. He has a lot of 
narratives about collecting in extremely remote places in Central 
Asia and a wealth of practical information about growing a variety of 
bulbs.  Seems like a good book for the right season -   in front of a 
toasty fire in the fireplace.

	Anyone else find something good to say about it?

			Best		Jim W.

* Check it out at: 

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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