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Re: Bloom Report

KEMohr@aol.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got MDBs, SDBs, and IBs, and MTBS all popping at once, but a few aborted
> stalks due to that frost we had last week.  My first TB, which might be oldie
> Royal Salute, is showing color on its terminal bud. The number of pinks and
> plicatas I have have surprises me, I don't remember buying that many!
>  Willott's SDB Blue-Eyed Maiden is a complex blend of pinks with a blue beard
> and blaze, don't have its parentage, but I'm betting Chanted is in there.  L.
> Miller's SDB Classy Babe is a pink with exceptional substance, color effect
> intensified by a ray spot around the coral beard.  Hager's Opal Wings had
> poor substance here last year and at the CA convention, is showing better
> substance this year, with weather conditions very similiar to last year.
>  This is such an interesting blend of peach and apricot that I've got my
> fingers crossed that a more mature clump will have better substance.  It also
> threw two stalks and made 9 baby fans its first year here.  I cut off and
> gave away four fans last july and it's regrown those+ already.
> (Remember, I have very poor soil, no time to fertlize)
> L. Miller's Widow's Veil-red-violet, violet-black ray spot-starchy substance,
> just the right amount of ruffling, color you could eat-buy it, buy it, buy
> it!
> MTB Carolyn Rose, near perfect to my non-judge's eyes-Bumblebee Deelite does
> surpass it in form, but not vigor.  Am really looking forward to seeing
> Frosted Velvet bloom the first time for me, can hardly wait for my order of
> other classic MTBs to arrive so I can start dreaming of next year's bloom
> too.  I guess Grandpa's Girl is a little leggy, but it makes a clump in 1
> year, will give me tons to share this second year.  Reminiscence is busy
> making baby increases all over it's rhizome-i should have a whole clump of it
> next year too.
> Gotta get outside!
> kathryn, near Albany NY
> kemohr@aol.com

   Here in Kansas City, Ks. Carolyn Rose just finished blooming and Bumblebee 
Delight is much more vigor's. Last weekend my wife Irene took best in section with 
the MTB Frosted Velvet, you will love it.
                                        Dan in the land of OZ. izzy@sound.net

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