In a message dated 5/27/2006 12:08:01 A.M. Central Standard Time,
<<And had I been able to attend the convention, I would have
missed the best week here and a lot of
That was how I felt last year. The St. Louis Convention came just at
peak bloom here. If I hadn't already paid my money I'd have stayed
home. Also, my sister was meeting me at the convention.
<<And I've learned something new this week.... found
out just how much pollen I can tolerate before breaking out with
Uh, Oh. Hives! There were times this spring that I had to leave
the garden for awhile due to the scent and possibly pollen. At least I
didn't lose my voice this year which has happened three seasons since I started
with the irises on such a large scale.
One seedling section of the garden was heavier in scent and I could
only stay there for short periods of time to hunt for pollen.