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Re: Back to spring bulbs

Van Engelen Inc.  - It is listed under Rock Garden Iris.
_http://vanengelen.com/_ (http://vanengelen.com/)  
In a message dated 05/05/2007 3:45:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
garrideb@well.com writes:

It is a very nice one; may I ask where you got it ?

Auralie wrote:
> OK guys, I'll quit complaining.  Thanks for listening.  
> In all the confusion around my flower beds last fall, I
> didn't have the place to plant spring bulbs that I had
> planned on.  In fact, it was so confused, that I gave
> away most of them, and plain forgot what I had 
> planted.  This spring I found a plant coming up in an 
> odd spot under the WNW eave of the house that I
> could not identify.  It was obviously not a tulip or a
> daffodil. It was too large for crocus or the  other
> small bulbs I might have planted.  What was it?  I
> asked a visiting friend who is an orchid specialist, 
> but knows quite a lot abut plants, and he thought
> it might be a fritillaria.  Well, when it bloomed, I dug
> through old bulb orders to identify it, for it was 
> totally new to me.  I can't remember why I bought
> it.  What I have is Iris bucharica, and I can't imagine
> why I had never seen it before.  What a charming
> plant!  Each bulb seems to have produced two or
> three stems, and each stem has six or seven yellow
> and white iris blooms - each about two inches high.
> The whole plant is about 12-15 inches high.  I may be
> the only ignorant one here, but if, like me, you don't
> know this plant, do give it a look.
> Auralie

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