Bill Welch's bulb farm will continue

Vlad Volosciuc via pbs
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 14:07:04 PST
Guys, I am crying and kind of speechless in the same time, check his memorial:

We will miss you all, Bill.

Sent from my iPhone XS

> On 3. Mar 2020, at 03:06, wrote:
> ´╗┐Michael, I wish I'd met you at the bulb farm, but I was there early in
> the morning.  I was impressed with Jamie's experience and knowledge; it
> seems that Bill left his farm in very good hands. I, too, admired his
> "forethoughtfullness" in planning for the transition.  What a huge loss
> this is, but not what it could have been without his perceptive
> planning. 
> Jamie says it's possible they may begin to have some retail sales at the
> farm.  That would be lovely.  And didn't the Narcissus smell divine? 
> Lin
>> On 2020-03-01 23:33, wrote:
>> I went to the memorial get-together at Bill the Bulb Baron's farm today. I
>> was very happy to hear that the business will continue -- Bill left the farm
>> to the couple who had been working with him.
>> As I'm sure most of you know, there are far too many stories of bulb
>> businesses that either disappeared completely or were subject to desperate
>> last-minute rescue operations after the owner died. Bill planned ahead to
>> prevent that from happening, and I really respect it.
>> I hadn't realized how prominent Bill was in the breeding of Tazetta
>> narcissus. The American Daffodil Society gave him its gold medal last year.
>> The majority of plants at Bill's farm are Narcissus (past peak bloom,
>> unfortunately), but tucked away in various spots were all sorts of goodies:
>> Freesias scattered around in ones and twos, a few vivid yellow
>> Zantedeschias, a row of Watsonias in bud, a little bright purple patch of
>> Scilla peruviana (or whatever the heck we call them these days), and so on.
>> Plus I think about an acre of Amaryllis, with a few plants that looked like
>> Crinums at the edges. The plants all looked very vigorous and well cared for.
>> I'm told that Bill died peacefully at the bulb farm, taking a nap in his
>> truck. Not a bad way to go.
>> Mike
>> _______________________________________________
>> pbs mailing list
> _______________________________________________
> pbs mailing list
pbs mailing list…

More information about the pbs mailing list