>>If I remember correctly, weather records have been kept here
for 139 years. Until this summer, we've never gone without hitting the
90 degree mark before. In addition, our natural overhead watering system
worked with remarkable regularity this summer. I did one good soak of
all the rebloomers about the 3rd week of August.
Hey, Mary, that would be a great reason for good bloom! I wish I
could say the same here. . . I always have high winds that come across our
open farmland. I can hear ya'll now. . . "plant more trees!".
:-) You'd think in Michigan we'd have enough of 'em!
>>You might feel a little better looking at this photo, taken
today, of the same stalk ( the first photo was taken 5 days
ago). Yes, this is a single stalk. Note I only have 5 rhyzomes and
the one closest to the mortar in the little brick wall is the one
blooming. Make of that what you will.
I can't believe that with all that (great) care, you JR still is
shy about increasing. Maybe your hybridizing will make something better
out of it! :-) Blessings to you! I would be curious as to whether
it sets pod. Did you use JR as a pollen parent for anything?
Patrick was right, all in all, it was a lovely bloom, and thank-you for
sharing it! (and your secret, too!) :-)
Zone 4 (and a half. . . )