You are getting
pretty good at the "BTW, IMHO, FWIW" stuff! BEFORE THE STORM is
a poor performer here also. The stalks are always stunted and have a low
bud count. If the buds ever open the flowers are usually half melted and
very narrow. I guess it looks good in PA.
MS in PVILLE CA ZN 8/9
On 8 Jul 99, at
8:37, James Brooks wrote:
> I've found BEFORE THE STORM to be disappointing, difficult to
> raise, increase, and with substandard bloom stalks and flowers. If
> wasn't taking upon myself the task of maintaining a Dykes display
> garden, I'd drop it from the inventory in a heartbeat.
> BTW, IMHO FWIW, I agree with the esteemed Mr.
Brooks almost 100%. His assessment of BTS is correct for the southern tier
with similar growing conditions of H & H. My one per cent write/color>
off involves seeing a fairly decent stalk of BTS at our spring show this
year. What a shock! Just a fluke.
Opening up a new can of worms,
BOOGIE WOOGIE can be described as a BTS type and certainly is not a Dykes
contender as it performs here. Rockytop catalog has described BW as an IB,
which is what it is here
Now back to MMOB.
Enid Lake, MS 7/8