Tulip colors and tulip intelligence

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Mon, 04 Jun 2007 16:05:13 PDT
Several things about Joe's tulip post prompt me to comment.  

First, it's worth mentioning that there is no such thing as Tulipa
gesneriana except in the nothospecific sense. 

Another thing: are tulip breeders trying to use the blue base of certain
tulips to breed a truly blue tulip flower? 

But more interesting to me was his comment about the fauna of his garden. He
wrote: "a green heron has adopted my garden (the low part) as its own.  The
frogs, mosquito fish, and small snakes are a bonanza this spring;"

Joe, didn't you get the word order wrong? Didn't you mean that the fish,
frogs and small snakes are a bonanza for the heron? 

And are the mosquito fish the sort which will burrow into the mud as the
water evaporates and survive in a little capsule (somewhat as those west
coast frits might do) until the next rain? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the garden has plenty
of toads but no frogs right now. 

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