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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>

>     LONE STAR IRIS GARDENS

>   The extreme heat and drought conditions experienced in 1998 took a very
>heavy
>toll on the garden. We had several failures in our automated irrigation
>system
>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
>made
>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
>around.


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
(804)223-6172
FAX (804)223-6374
email<bills@hsc.edu>




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