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Re: Bloom "Downunder"

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Bloom "Downunder"
  • From: "Colleen Modra" <irises@senet.com.au>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 08:42:05 +1000


You can keep your tornados, fortunately we don't seem to get them in Aust.
We do however have other hazards. In our low rainfall areas, the main one is
drought. While we've been having great seasons, the huge wheat growing areas
of Western Australia are in their third year of drought. There also has been
drought in inland Queensland and southernVictoria. Certainly some areas are
prone to flood, usually the more tropical areas, but our other main danger
is bush and grass fires. The tropics are of course also prone to hurricanes.
Like you I would have trouble living in a tropical climate. One of the
reasons I like living in the Adelaide Hills, is the seasons. Even on the
Adelaide Plains it never seems to be cold enough to be a real winter, so a
lot of bulbs etc need stratifing to induce flowering. My tulips are looking
magnificent at the moment,and I rarely lift them.

Will keep up the bloom reports, everything is popping out so fast at the

Colleen Modra
 South Australia
----- Original Message -----
From: <RYFigge@aol.com>
To: <irises@senet.com.au>; <wendon@dcsi.net.au>; <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 4:59 AM
Subject: [iris-talk] Bloom "Downunder"

> Colleen and Wendy,  You don't kinow (or maybe you do when the situation is
> reversed) how your bloom reports just  cut me to "the quick"  (I always
> wondered where and what that was !)  and we are facing what I fear is one
> our worst winters,  which has been preceded with tornados in the Baltimore
> area last week  -- and we never !? have tornados!  Sometimes hurricanes.
> Mother Nature on the rampage in any form scares me!  While I envy your
> season, I really wouldn't want t1o live where there is just about one
> such as our deep South or West Coast  -- then again there would be Mother
> Nature waiting in the wings, soto speak.  Do you have threats from her in
> Australia?   I don't  recall anything but floods in certain areas.   Good
> luck wiith your season and let me hear about any rebloom activities,
> I'm hoping to have some here in the bed that has not been replanted too
> recently!  Rosalie nr Baltimore USA  zone 7  ryfigge@al.com
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