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Re: my favorite AT LAST sdlg

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: my favorite AT LAST sdlg
  • From: "donald" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 23:22:27 -0000


I don't think you've tried enough ABs, one is not a good sample :).  
It may look like they all do well for me with all the posting I've 
done.  They don't.  And sometimes it's taken me several attempts 
before I have success.  That's also true of TBs.  As for the late 
freezes, I'd think you'd be less susceptible to those than I am here.  
Are you in zone 7?  That seesaw weather in late winter is just a 
characteristic of my zone.  If warm spells come early enough and last 
long enough, it can just about wipe out TB bloom.  Linda Mann knows.  
Mid-season blooming plants are the most successful in reliable bloom, 
of course.  But if I limit what I grow to only those I'd have a really 
short season.  The early ones actually do better most years than the 
late ones.  Those can't take the heat.  Dave Ferguson just referred to 
some as 'flower jerky'.  The heat gives me 'bud jerky'.  They just dry 


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