Non-pacific bulbs

James L. Jones
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:26:02 PDT
Over the last three years two bulb species have launched all-out wars of territorial aggrandizement: Chionodoxa lucilliae and Scilla scilloides, having surreptitiously built up to horde size over the course of some 34 years.  Beginning two years ago I took the offensive, grubbing out barrels full of each, easily a hundred pounds worth.  I found the Chionodoxa was layered three deep; the Scilla came out in splendid clumps but there seemed no end to the clumps.  Until today.
The remains did not go to the compost heap but were sent off to the incinerator.
Massing in the borders: Muscari armenaicum; Scilla siberica.

Jm Jones
Lexington, MA

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