After months of all-day work on the bulbs in his nursery, plant-loving MPG member and tour leader Oron Peri is now in Canada giving talks about Alpines and bulbs of the Mediterranean. He starts today in St John’s, Newfoundland, then goes on to Halifax (Nova Scotia), Montreal, Victoria B.C., Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and finally Toronto. Picture shows Allium callimischon ssp. haemostictum, found in Greece and Albania as well as in Oron’s nursery in northern Israel where the photo was taken. Our thanks to Oron for letting us use his image.