Agreed, Henrik is a great fellow. I first met him at our Eastern Winter Study Weekend back in 1991 (??), and later when he came to speak to our local chapter. Yes, I got him to autograph my copy of his corydalis book. Coincidentally, his co-author Magnus Liden (another wonderful guy) was here last spring doing research for their next great corydalis book, and I got him to finish off the autographing process on the original. Plus I got to bore him with lots of corydalis pictures. Even worse (or better!!), Janis Ruksans is going to be here (and all over the rest of the country) next year, too. What really has me worried is that he is going to be staying at our house when he's in the Boston area. I mean, how meek and humble can one get when showing the garden and greenhouse to God (pardon the comparison). Thank goodness it won't be until early November, and not much will be left outdoors. Perhaps I should put a little sign on each bed and/or pot showing the dollar amount remitted to Ruksans Nursery for the resident bulbs. Don't look now, but the new catalog just arrived.... We did manage to make it through a similar visit from Ian Young a couple of years ago, so I'm hoping for the best. And that Janis doesn't break another leg.... --Roy NW of Boston Global Cooling Update: Below freezing, day and night, for the past week. Same thing forecast for next week. No snow cover here (yet).