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Re: Season Bloom Summary

LMann76543@aol.com wrote:
> 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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