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Introducing myself

Hi, I just signed up Feb.13, 97 and have been reading with great envy 
about those of you who are able to start gardening in a month or month 
and a half.  I am from Sherwood Park Alberta (Canada) and my early 
spring irises don't bloom until the end of May.  Main iris season is the 
end of June to the first week or two of July.  Siberian and bearded 
irises do very well here - I planted some spurias and aril-breds last 
fall and am curious to see how well they do.  As we often have a killing 
frost in August or September - I have never even thought of trying 
recurrent bloomers. 
Last year we had a particulary nasty winter (the temperatures hovered 
around -30C for quite a while, followed by an early melt in January, 
followed by an extremely cold and late spring.  I lost half of my irises 
to rot. In compensation, I ordered twice as many more irises! This year 
seems to be almost a repeat and I have my fingers crossed!
Anyways, looking forward to the list.

Gianna Einarson - zone 3a(-12C, lightly snowing and 2 to 3 feet of snow 
on the ground)

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