Undependable Garden Bulbs

jegrace jegrace@rose.net
Mon, 05 May 2008 04:32:45 PDT
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I appreciated your post!
Especially the hateful attitude from the Galanthus.  I truly believe that
plants can develop attitudes and are occasionally spiteful.

My list?  Here goes:

I absolutely love Tricyrtis, they grow beautifully a few hours from my home
but I have never had one thrive or bloom

I blush to admit that Crocosmia 'Lucifer' has eluded my efforts- supposedly
bulletproof here.  Any other Crocosmia I have tried has delighted me but
'Lucifer' stubbornly refuses to try.

Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant', the super-performer in other gardens, gives a
weak, insipid performance for me.  Might be the trees, I shall try an open
area next year.

And....the bitter pill.....my husband's favorite spring flower is Lily of
the Valley.....Convallaria...hearty to invasive everywhere in the USA.....I
cannot bear to speak of it.  I'm not sure if I should have used plant
markers or tombstones over the years.

Erin Grace
Thomasville, Georgia, USA
USDA hardiness zone 8b, AHS heat zone 9


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