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Re: OT:Catalogs - Lone Star Iris Gardens

  • Subject: Re: OT:Catalogs - Lone Star Iris Gardens
  • From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 09:05:23 -0400

From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>


>   The extreme heat and drought conditions experienced in 1998 took a very
>toll on the garden. We had several failures in our automated irrigation
>which played a large part in losing so many plants. These  malfunctions
>combined with the fact that my full-time job kept me traveling  constantly
>for a disastrous combination. To further compound the  problems mandatory
>watering restrictions were also implemented when pumps  failed and water
>pressure levels became so low that the city could not pump  enough water to
>meet the demand There was simply not enough of me, plants or  water to go

Etc., etc.  So what was the Big Secret that several on the list claimed to
know about but could not whisper?

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
FAX (804)223-6374

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