Legacy bulbs-desirable plants or weeds

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:13:18 PDT
Fascinating,  .  I would not have guessed that.  Effect on a pollinator? 
Hmmm !

Thanks, and I'm with you on the spread of knowledge and its benefits.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boyce Tankersley" <btankers@chicagobotanic.org>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Legacy bulbs-desirable plants or weeds

> Hi Adam:
> The invasiveness of Buckthorn apparently is somehow related to the
> proximity of Lake Michigan. The closer to the lake the worse the problem
> becomes.
> On the other hand, downstate where the temps are milder, like near the
> lake front, the buckthorn is not a problem. The remainder of zone 5 to
> the east and west of this region is also apparently free of buckthorn
> gone wild.
> A complex issue at best. The more we learn the more we understand how
> little we know.
> The open sharing of knowledge, not simply information on this listserve
> provides for continuous learning which is one of the reasons why I enjoy
> Pacific Bulb Society so much. It keeps me young and provides almost
> constant opportunities to look at the plant world with a slightly
> different perspective every day.
> Boyce Tankersley
> Director of Living Plant Documentation
> Chicago Botanic Garden
> 1000 Lake Cook Road
> Glencoe, IL 60022
> tel: 847-835-6841
> fax: 847-835-1635
> email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org
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