Now you're talking. Dry winters we got, dry summers too. I'd love to see some of the photos of the ice bergs! Sorry for you guys back there tho. That must be awful going to work and coming home. Once I actually saw a live spike of Eremurus. It was at a local hotel in the lobby in a vase - part of their decor. W-O-W! Beautiful does not begin to describe it. Cathy Craig President PBS Maritime zone 9b > > My eremurus survived a mild winter last year but his year is going to be > the test. We have been below freezing since Christmas. Lows have been > down to 5F. The Hudson River is full of ice and has impeded some ferry > traffic to and from NY. I should get a picture and post it to the image > group. I found a nursery in the western states that grows eremurus for > the cut flower trade. I'll see if I can find it again. The dry > winters are the key I think as with many central Asian bulbs.