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RE: OT:Weather

  • Subject: RE: [iris-talk] OT:Weather
  • From: "Mark, Maureen" <markm@tc.gc.ca>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 14:30:45 -0400

I feel for you Carryl.  I think June 1 is our frost free date.  I'm crossing
our fingers because the weather has definitely been weird.

Ottawa, Ontario (zone 4)

> So here it is--one week to the show--and I am out checking stalks to see
> which ones might hold off a bit to open and be ready for the
> show--thinking
> about picking the stalks early next Friday morning--and when we woke up
> Monday morning--we had over 4" of new, wet, heavy snow all over
> everything!!!
> Severe tree damage all over town--and along with that, no electricity for
> many hours--but the greatest loss was my iris blooms--the ones with the
> top
> flower out--the flower just crashed to the ground from the weight of the
> snow--the ones with just buds and no open flowers did a little bit
> better--but it sure is heartbreaking to see what had been an Iris patch,
> full of lovely  blooms Sunday afternoon--now a mess of broken off, frozen
> blooms.
> So to all of you who had some great stalks for your shows--stop and
> appreciate that you did have the blooms--take a minute to not think of
> your
> Iris patch as a work area--but enjoy the blooms--and be glad that you had
> them!!!
> Carryl zone 3/4  in western Montana--
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