thanks to Mike Mace

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:51:44 PST
You're welcome, Kathleen! I'm delighted that they're finally blooming.

The person we should really remember and thank is Les Hannibal. He bred
these flowers for decades, tossing the excess seeds onto his one-acre
sloping backyard shaded by pecan trees. Eventually he ended up with
thousands of Amaryllis hybrids in every color from pure white to dark dusky
pink. I wish you could have seen the place when those plants were all in
bloom. It looked like fairyland.

When he was in his 80s, Les allowed several of us to dig bulbs from his
property. Those bulbs, or their direct offspring, were the ones that
produced your seeds.

Les is no longer with us, but whenever I see his plants in bloom I remember
his generosity. He set a great example for all of us.

Mike
San Jose, CA

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