[PHOTO] Re: OT: spring showers
- Subject: [PHOTO] Re: [iris-photos] OT: spring showers
- From: "Hensler" email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 08:36:01 -0700
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Hunt"
>Good heavens, Christy! Is this expected this
time of year in your neck of
the woods? >Hope everything survives --
if it does, it is REALLY tough!
Between the weather and my
"survival of the fittest" gardening methods, the
weaklings disappear quickly.
The night before, I'd been hunting cutworms by
flashlight to find the little
monsters who were chewing through blooms and
stems and were still too small
to turn up by sifting the soil.
Thunderstorms (with some hard hail) are
to be expected this time of year. If
the hail doesn't do too much damage, the
extra moisture is a blessing. In a
typical year, most of July and all of
August will be the months of heat
without rain punctuated with a frost or
two. By mid-September we can expect
killing frosts. Don't even ask about
I was assessing real damage this morning and the worst of the
peppers from commercial seed. Some of the zucchini hybrids I've been
with are still surrounded by an inch of hail but all should survive
except one. The irises,
for all the damage done to open blooms, will be the
first to bounce back.
The swelling pods on old GUDRUN (TB) from korolkowii
and stolonifera show no
damage; SKY WINGS (SIB) is promising new blooms;
BATMAN, FAIRMONT, and a few other TBs are loaded with undamaged buds.
Two of the Sino-Siberian seedlings are showing
new blooms this morning. The amount of increase from last season is
remarkable. Both are from SIGNA seed out of IDSON. This one, still wet from this
morning's fog, is the darkest yet. The falls look like they're made
zone: variable :-)
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