In a message dated 4/8/2007 12:03:47 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<<At the > garden plots which David Stoll, president of our
Chesapeake and Potomac
> Iris Society, and I lease, vandals wrecked
about half of the gardens last
Any chance it's a personal grudge?
It's hard to figure people doing that much damage without reason.
(Not that a grudge is a good reason!)
About hybridizing and seasons--not wanting to whine . . .
but, if the newly germinated seedlings are destroyed, most of two years of
hybridizing are lost! Both last year and this year. I counted my
indoor pots again and I have only 6 indoors with approximately 80
seedlings. Indoor conditions doesn't seem to please them either!
When I removed the straw from the pots, I simply peeled/lifted the wire off
and laid it to one side with the straw intact. It was a relatively easy,
if cold, job to replace the covering on the pots. Catch is, most of the
seedlings are three inches tall or more, now. Some damage is expected with
the very best possible scenario, but understanding that damaged is better than
Good recovery to all!
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