Booksellers, was Bulb and Seed Exchange

Jane McGary
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 22:11:40 PDT
Hi Jim,

Who knows? Bryan just copied everything he could find. He really knew 
only about marketing and lilies (he was employed by Oregon Bulb Farms 
late in its existence). Overinflated is right -- the word "blowhard" 
comes immediately to mind when I recall him.

Best regards,


On 3/29/2020 12:40 PM, Jim McKenney via pbs wrote:
>   Thanks, Jane, for the little background story behind John Bryan's "Bulbs"I vaguely remember seeing this one long ago - and after reading a few sections, getting the impression that it was a work-over (and not an acknowledged one) of Patrick Synge's "Collins Guide to Bulbs". Synge's work was state-of-the-art when published in the early 1960s, but by the time the Bryan title was published protean nomenclatural changes (among other things)  made the Bryan work suspect to me. In fact, it seemed in some ways an overinflated puff piece.Am I correct in the connection between the Synge work and the Bryan work?   Jim McKenney
>      On Sunday, March 29, 2020, 03:09:01 PM EDT, Jane McGary <> wrote:
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