Rhoda McMaster

A strong desire to grow bulbs gripped me ever since my parents gave me some Sprekelia, Cyclamen and Hyacinths to grow at the age of 12. When I lived in Cape Town, I was involved with a small commercial nursery, Rust-en-Vrede, for about ten years up to the mid-eighties, growing winter rainfall species. After moving to Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape, I had to learn to grow bulbs from the summer rainfall region. Here I started The Croft Wild Bulb Nursery with my husband Cameron McMaster. In May 2003 we moved to the village of Napier (Western Cape, south of Caledon near Bredasdorp), which means a shift back to the winter rainfall species and continuing with some summer rainfall species as well. From May 2003 our nursery will be called African Bulbs

Below is a picture taken by Bob Rutemoeller of me and my husband at the IBSA Symposium in August 2003.
Rhoda and Cameron McMaster, Bob Rutemoeller photo

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