Don't know how many people are interested in these intriguing and unusual plants, but for those of you who are I'd like to invite you to check out the Festival des Fleurs in Lafayette this week-end. There have been previous notices of the festival, but maybe you hadn't decided to come. One person brought twelve different plants, two collections of five and two individual blooming specimens, and they are some of the most exciting plants I've seen in some time. I like to think I know a little about plants, but I'm always tickled when I'm reminded of how little I actually do know. I thought I'd remember names better--I'll have to take a pad tomorrow--but there was a ficus, and a euphorbia, and Adenium obesum (the only one I have!) Some of them weren't even in the books we had for classification. One of the show officials was offended because, she said, some of them were 'just a bunch of dead sticks.' The euphorbia is a little knotted pile of prickly rope with a number of bell flowers so small we were using a magnifying glass to appreciate them. All I can say is, WOW! And come see for yourselves! They're in the garden club show. There are lots and lots of other things to see too.