Black Friday blooms

Dennis Kramb
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:15:23 PST
James Waddick wrote:
> Dear friends,
> 	For those readers outside the US and fortunate enough to 
> avoid US advertising, today is 'Black Friday' for intense shopping 
> and shopper clogged stores.
I went shopping at midnight last night.  :)  Hey, I didn't mind the 
freezing rain, I was just glad I found a parking spot!  It was a 
madhouse, but oh so much fun.

> 	We happen to be able to 'trial' a new reblooming tall bearded 
> iris from the late hybridizer, Lloyd Zurbrigg, called 'Gate of 
> Heaven'. It began reblooming in late August an has had from one to 
> three flowers per stalk almost continuously since. Right now 3 large 
> buds are showing color and with today's forecast over 60 at least one 
> should open fully. Going on 3 months of bloom!

I have several of my own seedlings of bearded irises reblooming now.  
They're generic boring purple ones, but hey, they are my babies and I 
love seeing them bloom at this time of year.

Believe it or not I still have several other plants up against the house 
STILL blooming... including Abelmoschus esculentus, Solanum 
lycopersicum, Titihonia rotundifolia, Helenium autumnale, and 
Tradescantia ohioensis.

Dennis in Cincinnati (who had to google the scientific names for okra & 
tomatoes :)  )

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