For a bulb hunter like Chris, the discoveries change with the seasons. In early spring, he's on the trail of daffodils and Roman hyacinths. Later, as the soil warms, it's time for tulips and gladiolus. Summer brings rain lilies and crinums, followed by drifts of surprise lilies that pop up at the end of the season just before oxblood lilies arrive to greet the fall.
Left: This giant crinum bulb, with several smaller bulbs, is ready for dividing.