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RE: colchicum.

re: "Nothing has been "normal" in my gardens this year. I think winter
will hit <br>early in Oklahoma. No indian summer this year." from Jesse

It seems to me that this is the first year in a long time where we
actually stand a good chance of having 4 seasons, at least here in
Iowa...for the past few years in my part of the state anyway, it seems
as if we've hardly had any spring...it's gone from a cold, miserable
winter straight to withering heat...then barely any fall before the
miserable cold sets in but the snow unusually late in coming. This year
we actually had a definable period of springtime weather and we are
enjoying the start of a beautiful fall season...it's been wonderful for
the most part, excepting of course the several weeks when we were in
desperate need of rain.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Mon 09/22, Jesse Bell < jesserenebell@hotmail.com > wrote:
From: Jesse Bell [mailto: jesserenebell@hotmail.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 10:18:14 -0500
Subject: RE: [CHAT] colchicum.

Thanks Kitty. I'll look those up today.<br>Nothing has been "normal" in
my gardens this year. I think winter will hit <br>early in Oklahoma. No
indian summer this year.<br><br>Jesse Rene' Bell<br>Claremore,
OK<br>Zone 6<br><br><br><br><br><br>>From:
kmrsy@comcast.net<br>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>>Subject: RE: [CHAT] colchicum.<br>>Date: Mon, 22
Sep 2003 14:57:06 +0000<br>><br>>Jesse,<br>>Glad you like them. I
haven't kept track but, does everyone who got these <br>>from<br>>me
have at least a white nose poking through the soil by now? I thought
<br>>they<br>>would bloom later, more like October.<br>><br>>These bulbs
came from a wholesaler. Your best sources for Colchicum are<br>>Odyssey
Bulbs and Brent & Beckys Bulbs. Odyssey has the larger selection
<br>>and<br>>both have fairly decent pricing and both send reasonably
sized bulbs. If <br>>anyone<br>>wants to try other colchicum, I would
suggest getting one of the double<br>>flowered types like C. 'Waterlily'
or C. autumnale 'Alboplenum' or<br>>C.a. 'Pleniflorum for contrast. Then
go in for some of the others for <br>>subtle<br>>differences and varying
bloom times to extend the season.<br>><br>>Kitty<br>> > MINE TOO!! It
rained Wednesday most of the day and a cold front moved<br>> > through.
It must have triggered them because on Friday they started
<br>>popping<br>> > up. They are so pretty....I'm going to have to order
more!! Kitty, <br>>where<br>> > did you say you ordered yours from?
These are wonderful.<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > Jesse Rene' Bell<br>> >
Claremore, OK<br>> > Zone
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