An English Bulb Meadow - Part Two

bea bea.spencer@sympatico.ca
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10:32:36 PDT
Sorry Diana, misinterpretation is  something easily done and happens a lot. 
I appreciate your effort in promoting bulb meadows and giving us access to information to what is being done in this respect. 
If my memory serves me right  Christopher Lloyd had a bulb meadow of sorts and if I am not mistaken his mother was the lady who started it all. His was a bit different as I think, it did not get mowed until June  or July .
I remember he grew camassias among other things. My meagre effort has been so far self seeded Chionodoxa escaped from the bed into the lawn and a few crocus that survived voles, squirrels and my husband's obsession with mowing.
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> On Aug 8, 2015, at 10:25 AM, Diana Chapman <rarebulbs@suddenlink.net> wrote:
> 
> I think you are misinterpreting my comment.  While there had been a lively and amusing discussion on the term firkin, at that point there had been only one comment on bulbs in turf (thank you, Jane!), a topic I thought would interest members.  People are now posting their comments, and I, and John, the creator of the garden, appreciate hearing them.  It is very hard to put a lot of effort into a blog posting and feel like it has disappeared into a black hole.  I had hoped for comments I could forward on to John, who is very proud (and justifiably so) of his garden.  John's garden has gone far beyond the planting of species like crocus and scilla in turf, although I am planning to do that as a starting point. That is what makes it so unique, his vision and his adventurousness.  It was a huge, and very expensive, effort but he never gave up.  Personally, I don't think I will ever have a meadow full of Ixia viridiflora, but I am going to start this winter with the more tried a
 nd true species and see if they survive the gophers and voles.
> 
> Diana
> Telos Rare Bulbs
>> I enjoy the little scenic side trips we sometime take. Of course everything in moderation. Maybe somebody would breed a new cultivar of something and name it "Firkin"?  It would have to be something big I suppose.
>> 
>> It is a  thought and the topic  may  appear more relevant to the more focussed members.
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