Big congrats on getting seedlings that attempt early rebloom, even if
they aren't quite weather hardy enough to pull it off this season.
Maybe better root system would do it?
I wonder if the "mess" is being caused by the way your mail program is
embedding attachments? Have you tried saving the photo as a jpg, then
attach to a message?
Linda Mann east TN USA zone 7
where we are having Jan weather in Dec.