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Re: Back to spring bulbs

Hope all your appliances are ok. We had something similar happen around
three years ago when the teen age girl living next door angrily backup
her drive, hitting the telepone pole guidewires, causing the wires to
bounce, catch on fire and start burning some bushes and trees. The
electrical surge did some damage...I was so glad the computer was off.
Hope yours is ok.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net>
>Sent: May 8, 2007 4:45 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Back to spring bulbs
>What a lovely plant, Auralie.  Sorry I've been away from the list lately. 
>Last night I had just sat down at the computer at about 8:15 p.m. when there 
>was a loud noise followed by complete darkness.  It turned out that my 
>neighbor and I were the only two houses affected.  A large pine had fallen 
>over on the wires and shorting out our shared transformer.  I don't know why 
>the tree was leaning, but it appeared to be healthy.  The three of us (my 
>neighbor, her husband and I) stood outside watching the electric company 
>personnel (2) cut the tree apart, and we had power restored by 10:00 p.m. 
>We had a good laugh about how obvious it was that we lived in the country 
>and that all we needed to complete the evening was fried chicken and potato 
>salad. :0)  Today I worked in some grassy flower beds where everything seems 
>to be blooming at once.  The peonies Rich sent me last spring are just 
>zone 7
>West TN
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 12:18 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] Back to spring bulbs
>> OK guys, I'll quit complaining.  Thanks for listening.
>> In all the confusion around my flower beds last fall, I
>> didn't have the place to plant spring bulbs that I had
>> planned on.  In fact, it was so confused, that I gave
>> away most of them, and plain forgot what I had
>> planted.  This spring I found a plant coming up in an
>> odd spot under the WNW eave of the house that I
>> could not identify.  It was obviously not a tulip or a
>> daffodil. It was too large for crocus or the  other
>> small bulbs I might have planted.  What was it?  I
>> asked a visiting friend who is an orchid specialist,
>> but knows quite a lot abut plants, and he thought
>> it might be a fritillaria.  Well, when it bloomed, I dug
>> through old bulb orders to identify it, for it was
>> totally new to me.  I can't remember why I bought
>> it.  What I have is Iris bucharica, and I can't imagine
>> why I had never seen it before.  What a charming
>> plant!  Each bulb seems to have produced two or
>> three stems, and each stem has six or seven yellow
>> and white iris blooms - each about two inches high.
>> The whole plant is about 12-15 inches high.  I may be
>> the only ignorant one here, but if, like me, you don't
>> know this plant, do give it a look.
>> Auralie
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>> http://www.aol.com.
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