Mark McDonough


Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States
northern "New England", near the New Hampshire border
USDA Zone 5


email: antennaria@aol.com
website: http://www.plantbuzz.com
member of: Pacific Bulb Society, IBS, NARGS


Winters:
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Very cold, snowy, although winter-long snow cover can be unreliable some years. Usually we have several weeks where nights reach -8 °F (-22 °C) and daytime highs reach 10 °F (-12 °C). The ground is typically frozen from November through March/April. Frost penetration is at least 12" (30 cm) or more. Winter of 2002/2003 snowfall totals = nearly 6' (2 meters).


Summers:
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Inconsistent summer weather, but usually July and August are very hot and humid. Typical hot spell temperatures reach 92-98, or even 100 d F (approx. 35 - 38 °C). Summer rainstorm deluges are typical, so too are summer droughts and water bans some years. Autumn is glorious in New England!


Bulb Interests:
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Allium, Arisaema, Brodiaea, Crocus, Fritillaria, Iris, Nothoscordum, Triteleia, Tulbaghia, Tulipa


Plant Interests:
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Allium (particularly as landscape plants), hardy aroids, Eriogonum, Penstemon, native North American flora, alpines, hardy hibiscus (and hybridizing within this group), Sempervivum & Jovibarba (hardy succulents), small or unusual ornamental shrubs and trees.


Occupation and other interests:
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CAD Systems Manager / Co-IT Manager for Boston area Architectural/Engineering/Planning firm.
Lisp programming
Photography


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