It didn't freeze last night, and lows in the
40s are forecast for the next few days, so I expect an explosion of SDBs and
IBs. But the forecast also calls for rain 4 out of 5 days,
beginning with "100% chance" tonight. Actually, we need it, but I may be
sending a lot of photos with raindrops -- and we'll see which ones
have the substance to hold up well.
Taking a good look at the garden today, I find, as
reported previously, a lot of center leaves bent down to the ground and/or
twisted. Some of these are obviously bloom stalk fans, so I may try to
shore up some bent leaves to prevent crooked bloomstalks (assuming I get bloomstalks on them). Not sure it will
Another item of interest: One or two of you
mentioned very wide foliage this season. Here, too. There are more 2
3/4 - 3-inch wide leaves than I can count.
I mentioned a while back that I had flagged the
"evergreen" TB clumps in the garden to see if they'd do anything differently
from the rest. Yep. There are obvious bloomstalks on most of
them. I lost a couple of center bloomstalks on the greenies to winter
kill, but the rest look okay.
So, I expect tomorrow to see some maiden-bloom SDBs
"singin' in the rain". -- Griff
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