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Re: Haunting reblooming in New Mexico
  • Subject: Re: Haunting reblooming in New Mexico
  • From: smciris@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:30:11 EDT


In a message dated 10/11/2010 8:12:56 AM Mountain Daylight Time, jgcrump@cox.net writes:
'Haunting' is a TB, Chuck, so maybe we'll have to send some SDBs to the southwest and see how they do.  From what I've heard, though, they'll fry.  --  Griff
Gus Seligmann had a median display garden in Las Cruces.  It was well-shaded and in a microclimate with enough winter chill to induce bloom.
I also grew some SDBs in my garden across the river on the west mesa.  In this hotter microclimate, they needed protection from the intense heat -- a low ramada worked best but those under the grape arbor fared reasonably well and shadecloth provided some protection in open areas.   To get more than a very small percentage of bloom, when it fell below freezing I'd spread the ice formed in the dog's water pan over the beds to prolong the chilling. 
That may not sound like much, but when the dog is a St. Bernard and his water pan is a large metal stock tank it does make a difference.
Sharon McAllister

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