Cold winter miscellany

Adam Fikso
Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:46:44 PST
Jane?  Do not despair.  The plants will do what they will do and you may 
find that you have some hardy ones in there that have the genetic 
disposition to enable them to survive--in which case you're ahead of the 

Suicidal thoughts don't need to come until much later. Kind regards.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jane McGary" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Cold winter miscellany

> Robin Hansen on the Oregon coast wrote,
> >On the other hand, I may lose some plants, as I did not prepare for
> 20 degrees last night, although the temps have been in the mid-20s
> for several nights.  I don't have a thermometer in the poly house so
> I don't >know what it went down to, but anything that was dark and
> drooping, such as C. graecum perked back up by midday.
> I didn't take the weather prediction seriously enough either, and I
> expect I will lose hundreds of the plants that I potted up to move to
> the new garden next summer. Some of them I will never be able to get
> again. The bulb frames are closed but not blanketed, so probably
> about 10 to 20 percent of the plants in there will die. The east wind
> is howling, and it is adding so badly to the burden of all the
> obligations I have this month that I wish I could just freeze and die
> like the plants.
> Jane McGary
> Northwestern Oregon, USA
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