Mary Sue Ittner
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 12:14:18 PDT
This came as a bounce. I'm not sure why since Chuck is a member of our 
list. But I am sending it on.

  From: "Chuck Gleaves" <>
Subject: pbs-Brodiaea-TOW
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 14:50:40 -0400

Sorry to continue the conversation about Triteleia  laxa under the topic of 
Brodiaea, but I was very gratified to read Jim Waddick s description of his 
experience with T. l. Queen Fabiola . A year ago last fall I planted bulbs 
of Queen Fabiola from two different sources. In the spring there was an 
occasional wisp of a leaf which soon disappeared. I assumed they were dead 
and I even removed the label. (I usually leave the label as a sort of 
memorial to my hope for a resurrection.) I thought the sale of that bulb to 
my climate was some sort of bad joke. This spring I was surprised to see a 
couple of nice healthy clumps of leaves and flower buds emerging. It is a 
great find out other people have similar experiences. By the way Jim, your 
name was invoked at the recent Siberian and Species Iris Conference in 
Hamilton, Ontario

I also have graduated to zone 6 in the proposed USDA zone map. We never 
were able to grow stuff like Magnolia grandiflora, Lagerstroemia indica, 
Viburnum rhytidophyllum, and Prunus laurocerasus with any degree of 
reliability, but I guess now we can.

The new map offers less information and confuses old references. Progress?

Chuck Gleaves

Kingwood Center

Mansfield, Ohio

Zone 5

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