Boyce Tankersley
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 07:19:43 PST
Thanks for the heads up Jim - will add that to my wish list. Along with the
Crocuses (tomassinianus is one of the few reliable species in Chicago), the
Colchicum szovitsii and Merendera trigyna are treasures to be enjoyed when
winter finally gives up its grip.

Got a laugh yesterday when I was contacted to see if the snowdrops were
flowering - sure, 12th coldest December in the last 150 years and
temperatures running consistently below freezing throughout the month of

Oh well, cashing in some frequent flier miles before they expire and heading
to southern New Mexico to visit relatives. With any luck, they will have had
some nice moisture in late fall/early winter and some of the wild flowers
will be blooming at lower elevations.

Boyce Tankersley in a very frozen Chicago.

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 7:24 AM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Friends,
>        In these dim days of mid-winter, crocuses promise the first breath
> of spring.

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