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RE: OT: Fall

I really enjoy the environmental descriptions I get occasionally from you
and Linda.  We had a brief shower here yesterday, less than .10 of an inch
but the only moisture we have seen since August.  I spent Saturday watering
all the plantings I did a week ago.  Some of the shoots are starting to
grow.  Autumn Circus is blooming, the only rebloom  so far.  I have to go
cut it before the birds get it.  The last four days have had temperatures in
the 70s, night time temperatures in the 50s.  Highs are predicted to go back
to the 80s in a couple of days.  The new plantings put down roots better
when the ground is warm.
Griff, where can I buy your seedlings?  I would love to have a catalog I
could order them from.

Francelle Edwards  Glendale, AZ  Zone 9

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-iris@hort.net [mailto:owner-iris@hort.net] On Behalf Of J.
Griffin Crump
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 3:05 PM
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: [iris] OT: Fall

It's Indian summer here along the Potomac.  Days in the 60s and nights a
little chilly.  Great working weather.  The leaves held, for the most part,
until yesterday, and today have begun raining down.  The colors came late,
seemed, but they were worth waiting for.  The spectaculars this year weren't
the reds, as is the norm, but a glory of golds and oranges set off by the
green of firs and hollys.  Meantime, the rebloomers keep nudging their way
--  some dark color showing on 07Y1, an 'Eternal Bliss' X 'Alleluia'
that first bloomed this spring.  Didn't get a good photo of it then.  Have
been baking dirt for seed planting  --  close to a month behind schedule.
Although we officially made it out of the drought a couple of months ago,
pretty dry again, and I think the rebloomers would appreciate some more
Roses are prospering everywhere.  Yellow roses have always been my
but for years each yellow that I planted failed.  I finally succeeded,
however, and the house is full of fragrance.  --  Griff

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