Oh, sorry for the confusion, but it did give me a nice chuckle. Betty G.
> It does sound the same, doesn't it? Dumping grounds aren't the same as
> the compost pile here. Dumping grounds are areas where I empty pots
> with seeds that didn't germinate. There's usually some late
> germination and I try and collect those stray seedlings. After all,
> strays or not, they are likely the result of my daubing. I suspect the
> one in the photo is the result of a cultivar I bought as 'Butterfly
> Wings' crossed to Tcha'Deetch. It looks similar (and better) to those
> that germinated from that cross and after holding the pot two seasons
> it was dumped in the area where this one appeared. The id on the
> 'Butterfly Wings' has been questioned. It looks right except it has
> ivory yellow standards, so is probably not the real thing. Probably an
> old historic TB, but I use it anyway. It seems to contribute the fall
> veining quite readily.
> Waiting for the temp to get above freezing and not looking forward to
> what I'm likely to find. May mark the end of iris bloom but sometimes
> the plants will surprise me. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 90F with a
> low of 62F - which means the overnight low will be higher temps than
> the high yesterday or Monday. The wind is supposed to return in force
> beginning this afternoon. Just about all the TB stalks are showing
> signs of snaking as are the ABs putting up stalks with them. That's
> usually more of a problem with the earlier ABs, but this year they
> didn't have wild temp swings in the growth stage, so they stayed
> upright mostly, even with the wind. Some got layed over in the wind,
> but they didn't snake. I guess if those trying to bloom a bit later
> survive the wind, I'll see even more snaking.
> > I had to laugh. I think you posted here
> > or on the aril-robin a while back that when people come to your garden
> > no matter what you offer them they always want something from your
> > compost heap. Do you remember that? Now you are doing the same. I
> > think you must throw away some pretty good stuff.
> I've never retrieved anything from the compost pile. The area I've
> dubbed purgatory is where I'm most likely to rescind banishment and
> bring something back into the yard beds.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland. net <mailto:donald%40eastland.net>
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
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