The International Bulb Society

 

 

Picture from the International Bulb Society Website

Picture from the International Bulb Society Website

We are up in Boston this weekend for son Jonathan’s birthday.  In recognition of his serious interest in all things horticultural we gave him a membership in the International Bulb Society.  We were surprised and pleased by the prompt response to the gift application and the really excellent mailings that they sent out.  A combination of recent journals and bulletins includes authoritative descriptions and pictures of interesting geophytes (anything with underground storage) from around the world.

 

Mailings from the International Bulb Society

Mailings from the International Bulb Society

They are running behind on their printing so even more journals are promised as part of this subscription.  It is hard to overstate the quality of these publications — they include many detailed drawings and color photos.  The writings are much beyond the normal garden magazine descriptions.  In addition they maintain an online seed/bulb exchange that offers access to rare and unusual donated material.  This all strikes me as an ambitious undertaking for what is at heart a volunteer driven organization, but I wish them well and I for one, will likely join the membership list as well.

One comment on “The International Bulb Society

  1. deb

    That crinum is beautiful