We're having the same problem here in
It's so hot, the flowers open then burn out in a
Feels like they are turning into
Just don't know where to daub, have to be so quick
: one minute it's right there, you think it can wait a bit, so you pollinate a
couple of cute ones closer to you, when you finally get there, it's already
unwilling, dry, agonising...
It hasn't rain in a month and we have to water
every two days to maintain things fresh enough to survive.
The seed pots have to be watered
The leaves on the trees have just popped out but it
feels like the middle of august, lawns are turning yellow.
Enough with the weather report!
Thanks for posting Litle Rabbit, with four stalks
it sure is a winner!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 11:24
Subject: [iris-photos] CULT: Red
Here is Don Spoon's RED RABBIT ( R. 2002), Sdlg. 98-37A. SDB, 10" (25 cm), EM.
blooming today. The photo doesn't quite capture the deep wine red,
almost purplish color of this beauty. Planted here last fall, it is
putting up four bloom stalks, of which three are blooming and holding
their own against the 85 degree temperature that has jumped on us out of the
protracted upper-50s days. Most of the rest of the SDBs aren't enjoying
the change at all. The high temp accelerates the bloom and shortens
individual bloom time. Keeps the hybridizer hopping, even if the Red
Rabbit isn't. -- Griff
Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon,
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