RE: Median bloom
I'm always willing to encourage others to extend their lists -- mine is
always too long. Sandy's refrain to me is always: WE DON'T HAVE SPACE.
But tell me about NEW IDEA. I'm always on the lookout for MTBs.
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff and Carolyn Walters [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 18, 1998 11:58 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: Median bloom in Ottawa (long message) was SDB Bloom
> in Utah
> We had a mild winter here, but have had a chilly, cloudy, wet spring.
> warmed up a bit over the weekend, but until then the daytime
> this month had been running 10 to 15 F below normal. Our iris season
> about a week behind the last two years, but close to the long term
> while yours as I understand is about the earliest ever. Quite a few
> have opened here the last couple of days, but the only MTB in bloom is
> IDEA (with 18 stalks). HONEY GLAZED opened today with 39 stalks on a
> year clump started from a single fan rhizome planted in the summer of
> This is going to be the iris bloom "Year of the Decade" here -
> certainly in
> quantity, and it looks like it will be in quality, too. Absolutely no
> damage - incredible!
> In your bloom report you mention several cultivars I have had my eye
> on for
> a while. Your descriptions have pushed me over the edge - I can see
> that I
> will be filling out some more order forms yet this season!
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)