Sharon -- I'll pass that along to Elouise
and her garden friends. She told me that she erected a shade over Haunting
when it was about to bloom.
And yet another reason for St. Bernards! I'm
reminded of the old cartoon of the two snowbound mountaineers rejoicing as a St.
Bernard approached with a cask attached to its collar. "Look!" cried
one, "it's man's best friend." "Right!" exclaimed the other, "and
look at the big dog carrying it!" -- Griff
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Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Haunting reblooming in New
In a message dated 10/11/2010 8:12:56 AM Mountain Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
'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
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