CULT: Frost report, SAD STORY SEQUEL, Re: Bloomstalks
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- Subject: CULT: Frost report, SAD STORY SEQUEL, Re: Bloomstalks
- From: wsoine@Gems.VCU.EDU
- Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 06:26:01 -0600 (MDT)
Good Morning Lois!
My various thermometers had temperatures ranging from 28-33 deg F
this morning. Except for 1 SDB, PLIM WINE, all blooms looked fine this
morning. The bloom stalks and buds also look good. I notice that
foliage on quite a few plants may have some frost damage. The have dark
green spots the length of the foliage or the entire leaf has turned dark
green. This occurred primarily on foliage without bloomstalks. I am
curious how this will affect the plants.
Last night I cut several blooming stalks and brought them in the
house. I have never had so many iris in the house! It is glorious!
Today my husband took a bloomstalk in to work. Perhaps this will attract
more iris-lovers. I cut bloomstalks with 1 bud about to open and put
them in a cool place. There are still some things which could be cut
tomorrow. It is primarily ELEANOR ROOSEVELT and INDIAN CHIEF. I have
quite a bit of both.
I cut a blooming stalk of INDIAN CHIEF which is 42" tall, has 3
well-spaced side branches, 1 finished bloom, 2 open blooms, and 4 buds
about to open. These were cut from the plant at the corner of my yard
which the truck ran over. It turns out that the great surviving unknown
iris of my "SAD STORY" was none other than INDIAN CHIEF!
I wonder if Linda Mann has tried to grow INDIAN CHIEF! I think
it would defeat the ROT QUEEN!
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. What time of day do you
think you will come?
I am trying to send this to the list and to you. I hope it works.
Zone 7, Richmond, VA