In a message dated 5/21/2005 6:11:28 A.M. Central Standard Time,
seeing similar differences in seedling (re)bloom between late last
I'll give you another example of differences. (Didn't think to take
Gilded Cream. Bloomed several stalks on plants set last fall.
Gorgeous. I took one to the show in St. Louis.
Gilded Cream. Older planting on the other side of the garden.
Pretty but not as pretty and different.
Gilded Cream. Later stalks from the first bunch (last years
transplants)! UGLY! Narrow and old form! Reminds me of some
seedlings I threw away because they looked just like this. Maybe I was too
quick to trash them?
I'm itching to trash some first year stuff, but with so many variations
year to year, do I dare? I've seen them get better and I've seen them get
But we can't keep them forever.