----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Griffin Crump" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [iris] SDB: Median Convention
> Robin -- Germination began in the outdoor seedling pots about a week
> before the freeze here, and there were sprouts in 62 of the 64 pots before
> the first freeze. I had removed the pine straw mulch as the first sprouts
> emerged and now am not sure I won't regret it. Although the water
> container in the carport froze solid overnight, the sprouts still look ok.
> Two more nights of freezing temps are forecast, so, fingers are crossed.
> The seedlings sprout here roughly in the order in which their parents
> bloom, with the earliest SDBs first and the latest TBs last. So, the
> earliest SDB seedlings are up about an inch, and the latest TBs just
> breaking the surface. -- Griff
> zone 7 in Virginia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robin Shadlow" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 12:24 AM
> Subject: [iris] SDB: Median Convention
>> Sherry asked: Does anyone know how the median irises planted for the May
>> 8 & 9 convention fared in Nebraska?
>> I'm not in Lincoln, but am close in Omaha. We have been having very
>> bitter temps with wind chills more appropriate for January. As far as
>> bloom goes, a very few of the earliest bloomers may have been open in
>> Lincoln. I have hundreds of SDB stalks showing- which will likely be
>> lost, but the later SDBs and IBs have not yet started to make visible
>> Tonight is our last night in the teens. So we should know fairly soon.
>> The little guys are tough though and I suspect there will still be bloom
>> by convention time. As with every one around the country- we were
>> running quite early. The TBS are more likely to suffer the freeze damage
>> which looks much like scorch.
>> Will let you know what happens as it warms up a bit.
>> I am so very sorry to hear of the terrible times being had by all of you
>> to our east and south. It is painful to think of all of the devastation.
>> Well- maybe 2007 will be a rebloom season to remember!
>> Robin Shadlow
>> zone 5 NE
>> where I am ever so grateful that I decided not to risk it, all of the
>> seedling pots are huddled in the garage with a heater. Managed to get
>> about 25% germination so far, and with luck will keep going once this
>> blows on by
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