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accompanying this posting. I had to download Adobe Reader 8 in order to
import some forms, and it's trying to take over a bunch of my programs.
It hijacked this morning's photos into Adobe Photo Album, and I haven't
ýet found a way to liberate them, so am sending this one as is.
That said, this is 05E1, the second TB to bloom
here and the first TB seedling to bloom. It is stunted,
an obvious victim of the weather, and nothing special in any case, but its
fragrance is wonderful! A chocolate-orange scent. So, it will
survive to bloom again.
Even though my gardens were spared the dreadful
damage suffered by so many of you, I am seeing the delayed results of the
roller coaster weather of January-to-April in several ways. Almost all
the flowers are taller than usual. Some are well-proportioned, but I'm
seeing a worrisome number of TB stalks with no or little branching.
Also, some IBs twice their normal height and the flower heads bent over.
The IBs and TBs are due to explode during convention week, so I think I'll
find a lot of flowers needing staking when I got back. --
Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon,
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