Re: Season Bloom Summary
> In a message dated 96-07-26 23:14:09 EDT, you write:
> >only had a 66% bloom rate.
> That is amazing - here I thought it was only us rednecks (sorry, just got a
> stack of Foxworthy email) in Tennessee who had that kind of bloom success
> rate. And I thought California was iris heaven. Of course, this year, a lot
> of us had much lower bloom success than that because the weather patterns for
> the last year were worse than usual, but 50-70% seems pretty typical.
It probably does seem like I am whinning. I have watched (read??) with amazement
all the problems that you and others in other parts of the country have to put up
with. (No I don't wish I could have them and suffer along with everyone else...) My
only experience prior to last year was cutting the blooms to bring them in the
house for Gail and I to enjoy or to take to the office. Now that I do it all, I am
paying attention to lots more things. My experience was that each year we had got
more and more blooms, so I was expecting more than I should have been. Here I was
expecting 200+ blooms and wondering if I was going to get very many with multiple
bloom stalks - silly me!!
Marilyn at Maryiott's thinks that we didn't have a cold enough winter here last
year. What makes it worse is that I covered the beds to keep the frost off the
foliage and early bloom stalks in Jan and Feb. Maybe I did myself in...
Anyone have thoughts?
Thanks for the feedback.
PS. Linda, What's Foxworthy mail?
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