Betty -- Glad your gardens in that area are
doing well. The mid-Atlantic region has almost no rebloom. We
(Chesapeake and Potomac Iris Society) just managed a valid reblooming show
today, but not by much. Members were wondering how the rest of the country
is doing. Our main problem here has been two droughts this past summer
separated by only a little rain. My only rebloomers so far have been 'Over
and Over' and some seedlings from 'Again and Again', just during the past
week. There was no summer rebloom or repeat bloom. My rebloomers,
for the most part, rebloom late (October into December), so they're always
playing hide and seek with Jack Frost.
We were also recalling, at the meeting, the dire
predictions of storms issued by the National Weather Service this year,
such as this story, below, from the Christian Science Monitor of August
5. From here to the Blue Ridge mountains, we only got one or two hard
rains all summer. -- Griff
The 2010 hurricane season in the Atlantic, now heading into its most active
three month stretch, stands a strong chance of becoming the 11th above-normal
season in the past 15 years, according to federal forecasters.
June and July were less active than the National Weather Service's Climate
Prediction Center expected them to be when it issued its initial seasonal
forecast in May, notes Gerry Bell, who heads the effort.
But conditions in the Atlantic's main hurricane-forming region are ripe
enough to suggest the season's typical August-to-October peak will be very
active. The CPC says there is a 70 percent chance that the season will log 14 to
20 named storms, eight to 10 hurricanes, and four to six major hurricanes --
storms of Category 3 or higher, with top sustained winds in excess of 111 miles
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Beautiful iris. Last picture is especially alluring with so many
We're having a blooming good fall here. Mainly seedlings, but it's
good to see.
KY Zone 6