Chris wrote (about the southern California summer rain): >>I hope these conditions don?t effectively steam my summer-dry bulbs into moldy little balls of mush, but without digging them all up (and there are too many) I guess there?s no way to know until I see or don?t see them emerge in December. Fingers crossed. I wonder if it would help to spray the beds with fungicide. That might just make the soil moister, or it might help. I dunno. If you do have a lot of losses, let the list know. I'm sure many of us will be willing to help you rebuild your collection. I hope it won't come to that. I grew up in Southern California, and I remember getting very occasional monsoon storms in mid-summer in the 1970s-80s. They seem to be more common now, but it did happen occasionally in the past. So I suspect the native plants have evolved to deal with it. On the other hand, the serpentine soil that many native bulbs grow in is remarkably good at absorbing water. I suspect that a single storm like this wouldn't penetrate all that deep into the soil (and many native California bulbs grow deep).* A garden bed with loose sandy soil is much more likely to get wet at bulb level, in my opinion. So I can think of reasons to worry and reasons not to worry. Good luck, and please let us know what happens. Thanks, Mike San Jose, CA *If anyone in SoCal has access to a patch of serpentine soil, please go dig a hole this weekend and let us know how deep the moisture goes.