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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.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jeff and Carolyn Walters [SMTP:cwalters@digitalpla.net]
> 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 
> Maureen,
> We had a mild winter here, but have had a chilly, cloudy, wet spring.
> It
> warmed up a bit over the weekend, but until then the daytime
> temperatures
> this month had been running 10 to 15 F below normal. Our iris season
> is
> about a week behind the last two years, but close to the long term
> average,
> while yours as I understand is about the earliest ever. Quite a few
> IB's
> 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
> second
> year clump started from a single fan rhizome planted in the summer of
> '96.
> 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
> frost
> 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)
> cwalters@digitalpla.net

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