Arctic Express

Terry Hernstrom
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 16:15:00 PST
Well I think the worst is over for now. My garden here in the Inland Empire,
Southern Ca. has been enduring 23 degree nights for a week now. I had been
out of town so my collection got the unprotected brunt of the freeze.
Surprisingly my SA bulbs did quite well all sitting out on the patio.Even a
young Worsleya seems fine! But sometimes damage appears days later. My
biggest surprise was a stand of  Chasmanthe bicolor that bloomed right
through. Other plants haven't fared so well. Zamia, brown, Some cymbidiums,
Citrus hit hard. Talking to the old timers here they all say this happens
every ten years or so. Most of the record lows were recorded in the 1930's
( as well as some of record highs). So I guess this is pretty normal type of
weather. Atten: Al Gore!!

Terry Hernstrom
Director, Gardens  & Grounds
Kimberly Crest House and Gardens
Redlands CA

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