bloom success 40 - 60%
The first TB of the season (other than one stalk of pallida) - Jesse's Song.
The good news is that about half of the TB varieties have bud stalks,
including new store-boughts, which always get better treatment than my older
plants. And rot seems to be only in a few varieties that got kind of carried
away with growth last year.
The bad news is that about half don't have any sign of buds and a lot are
going to be about half advertised height. My weedy little pallida crosses
are normal height, but most of them don't have bloom stalks either. The
biggest disappointment - neither CELEBRATION SONG (which looks great -
healthy, good growth, no sign of any kind of distress) nor BOOGIE WOOGIE
(which looks sort of good) has any sign of bud. Typical year, I guess.
HIPS is sounding better and better.
linda mann firstname.lastname@example.org e tenn usa