An English Bulb Meadow - Part Two

Diana Chapman
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 07:25:00 PDT
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 and true species and see if they survive the gophers and voles.

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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