End of Crocus season

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 17 Nov 2005 07:54:09 PST
Dear All;
	Jane's list of still-in-bloom tells a tale of what a 
difference a few degrees can make. And John tells a similar tale in 
another climate.

	Here C. speciosus is long done blooming - almost a month ago.
	I have tried most of the others without success.
	When I lived in the city and with a few degree of temp and 
more protection from wind, C. goulimyi was one of my favorite fall 
crocus. The form is exquisite, but here in sub-sub-urbia it cannot 
even survive. So close.

	A few Daffodil cvs have put up leaves- some as much as 4 
inches- and way too early. By the time they'll bloom next spring the 
top half of the foliage will be frozen black and need trimming. None 
of the fall flowering types dare show their foliage.

	Last night we went down to 19 (a new record low for the day) 
and I managed to get most everything winter ready in time. Next week 
in the 50s will give me time to batten down the edges and close up 
cold frames.

	But it is great to hear of these gems still showing their 
colorful blooms.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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