Time travel and ancient plants-Pink muscari

aaron floden aaron_floden@yahoo.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2007 10:57:48 PST
 The pink Muscari exist again. The Archibalds offer
seed from a collection of M.armenaicum that is pink,
dubbed "Gul." Pink in Turkish? The one seed that
germinated has bloomed for two years now and
multiplied like armenaicum should, but not like the
typical purple forms. The pink is really outstanding
even though the flowers start white. Ruksans writes of
at least one other one that he grows. 

 I agree its sad to know that so many are lost
forever. Just think how many never get noticed by
those who have no desire to really look at things. 

 Aaron Floden
 Knoxville, TN

--- Mark BROWN <brown.mark@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> How I wish time travel was really available! Imagine
> going back to see Bowles garden in the heyday of
> snowdrops in the early years of the twentieth
> century or earlier still,and visiting James Allen or
> even Ewebank and his fabulous collection of
> fascinating seedlings some of which are still
> questionably grown.Imagine all thoses wonderful lost
> plants being available again through twin scaling
> and other modern methods.They had pink snowdrops
> then!And just a mention of the plants grown even
> earlier Red and pink muscari of the baroque
> gardens,all those wondeful narcissi,the double
> cyclamineus ,;pink convallaria.The mind
> boggles!

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