Re: well, hail!
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] well, hail!
- From: "Pearl Doyle" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 18:31:33 -0500
Oh My Gosh, Donald! That is
really bad. We only had hail one night but not anything seriously damaged like
you have. My sympathy, Pearl.
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Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 9:03
Subject: [iris-photos] well, hail!
A splinted pod stem. The lush green on the ground is on
the driveway and
should be in the oak trees. What a mess. Of
16 pods this year, only one is
still on the stalk and undamaged.
This one is broken, but was still hanging
so I'm trying the splint to see
if it will last. The rest were knocked off
and some battered
open. I've collected them and will let them dry and see
if any may
have reached enough maturity to try and plant. Doubtful. About
all that was still in bloom were the spurias and, of course, they are
flattened and shredded along with every other iris. Unbelievably
of the little seedlings I've lined out were completely
destroyed. I can't
find one at all and the other had the tiny
rhizome knocked in half. They
are severely battered so time will
tell which ones will survive to grow.
There were some still in pots under
the roof overhang. They didn't fare any
better. This completes
the bad things that have happened. Drought, fire
freezes, excessive windy conditions even for us. All that hail
really not much rain to go with it. It'll be weeks before I can get the
damage and leaves cleared out of the iris beds. Great cover for the
Texas Zone 7b,
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