Angela and Dean Offer angelasgarden@bigpond.com
Thu, 09 Mar 2006 21:06:26 PST
In Western Australia the seasons seem very late this year, should have all
the hot weather in January (mid summer) - now its Autumn we are getting the
hot 40 degrees (100ish F)
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Waddick" <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 3:41 AM
Subject: [pbs] Spring?

> Dear friends;
> With more than a month to average last frost, the "spring'
> garden has gone bonkers way ahead of schedule.
> Within the last few days I have seen signs more typical or
> April than of March  -and some actually began in Feb.!
> Iris (Juno) 'Sindpers' opened its first flower and most other
> Junos are up and a few show buds.
> Daffodils- Not just the early ones like 'Rynveld's Early
> Sensation ' (which was way earlier and got severely frosted) but
> later ones like 'Ice Follies' and 'Gigantic Star' as well as
> Campernelle and N obvallaris.
> Drancuculusvulgaris is up and emerging from its sheaths .
> Iris tigridia in flower (mid-end of April?) Reticulatas past peak.
> Crocus almost all done except for big vernus cvs liike
> Pickwick and such. The smaller earlier sieberi and Tommies are about
> done already!
> Cyclamen coum beyond peak-already. Anemone blanda starting up.
> And tree, shrubs and herbaceous perennials are all budding up
> and expanding like it is the end of April. This is seriously
> dangerous as we are readily subject to temps down to the teens before
> Mid April. We can have an odd snow in May! I just hope we don't get
> the possible freeze damage ahead.
> Our earliest Magnolia (M. zennii) has had all of its flowers
> frozen and turned brown, too. This is about a 50/50 chance each year
> at best.
> Yesterday tied a record high of 78 degrees here. Hang on for
> the ride - 100 degrees in June? May?
> 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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