Sweet story (was Re: Pacific BX 183)

Ellen Hornig hornig@earthlink.net
Fri, 12 Sep 2008 07:56:27 PDT
Since Jim Waddick is offering bulbils of the form of L. lancifolium 'Flore 
Pleno' that I grow, I jsut have to tell a story about those (hit "delete" 
now if you hate sentimental stories).  These were not in fact roadside 
escapees, as Jim tells it, but from plants growing in a roadside garden in 
the little summer colony of Panther Lake, NY, south of the Adirondacks.  I 
stopped and admired them, and was offered bulbils by the owner (actually, he 
offered to dig some, but I assured him that was unnecessary).  The story 
doesn't end there, though; a couple of years ago I was giving a talk, and 
someone came up afterwards to ask whether I still had the lily from Panther 
Lake (I no longer sell it, as plenty are available in mainstream commerce). 
She said her parents had eloped to Panther Lake, many years ago, and she 
wanted that memento.  Needless to say, I sent her a boxful.


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126 USA

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