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RE: 61-degree heat wave

I agree with the wild chicory shade of blue.  A story...once, when about
married for three years, my husband brought home a bouquet.  It was
gorgeous!!!  But to our dismay, the blossoms faded by afternoon.  It took
several more years to realize that they would perk back up the next day. 
Also, learned that old timers called chicory "the time plant" because they
could tell from the blossoms when it was time to come in from the fields
for lunch.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 01/10/2004 1:21:35 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave
> Was 61 at 6 this morning and has been falling ever since. Of course, up 
> where the short one's kids live it's been in negative numbers all day. 
> I've done my best to forget what that's like, however. Must be some 
> Puritan need for self-flagellation that makes them want to live there.
> All of our christmas cacti have decided to bloom this week in spite of 
> the cranky weather. Not just the yellow and purple we acquired last 
> weekend but the red and yellow and pink ones that have been hanging out 
> here for a few years. Blue--some genetic engineer needs to slip the 
> color gene from chicory into the Schlumbergia gene pool. Now that would 
> be sensational. The wild chicory has to most beautiful shade of blue of 
> any flower anywhere. Bright. Electric.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
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