What to give the great giver?

What do you take when you’re going to visit Otto Fauser – the great guru of bulbs in Australia.  This is a man in a category all of his own, of vast knowledge, and even vaster generosity.

I settled on a really weird hellebore from Post Office Farm Nursery (Otto’s not only into bulbs).  As I handed it over, I stammered out one of those really annoying, almost cowardly gift-disclaimers.  “I thought if you don’t like it, one of your visitors will, and you can give it away”.

He assured me that he did like it.  I believed him.

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