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Re: Billy IB Jersey Cream clump

  • Subject: Re: Billy IB Jersey Cream clump
  • From: brimmsplace <brimmsplace@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 20:01:53 -0700 (PDT)

I'm so sorry for such a late reply. Please forgive me.
Our biggest problem this year, as I'm sure with a lot of other states, was not so much the late freeze, but was with all the 80* weather in March.  It sent everything up so early that when the freeze did come, there wasn't a whole lot we could do about it.  Our average date of last frost here in Tenn. is April 15th.  The freeze hit us around the 6th, I seem to recall. The night temps dropped into the lower 20's and even upper teen's in some areas. And lasted several days.  Was not a pretty sight.  About 40% bloom, short stalks, low bud count, etc.  We even have members of our club who have had as much as 10% loss due the freeze.  A lot of rot also. Definitely not the norm for us.  I'm sure there are others here who have their own horror stories.

SandraB <bardraj2003@yahoo.ca> wrote:
What happened with your weather this year?   It warmed up in early April here and I don't think we even received a frost after that.  The bloom season wasn't that much
earlier but everything had a chance to grow taller and almost everything is going to bloom this year.  Didn't realize how much bloom I was losing to the cold springs and variable weather we normally have through April and May.
SE Manitoba, Canada
Zone 2 -3
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] IB Jersey Cream clump

Jersey Cream looks wonderful up your way.  Hope your good bloom continues.  We here in zone 6b will have to wait another year. My JC does well here, but could do better if I would move it to a more sunny location. 

SandraB <bardraj2003@yahoo.ca> wrote:
It sure helps to have an extra month of warm weather in the spring.  Having a fantastic bloom season here this year.
SE Manitoba, Canada
Zone 2 -3

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