You don't want to be here now...

J.E. Shields
Tue, 09 Feb 2010 12:09:34 PST
As every plant lover can probably understand, I have a $4000 natural gas 
fired emergency generator for the big greenhouse but nothing for our 
home.  I suppose we could camp out in that greenhouse if need be.

We're lucky -- the first storm did not take out our electric power, and we 
were plowed out in only 36 hours.  The second storm, this morning's, almost 
missed us.  We have only 1 to 2 inches of new snow here in Westfield 
today.  Most of this winter's bad weather seems to have gone either north 
or south of us.  There are worse places to be right now than Westfield.

I have buds on Clivia plants in the big greenhouse: on a Pen Henry White; 
on two red seedlings from [Abigail x Doris]; on Solomone's 'Apricot' 
(actually a peach color); on a Solomone "Light Peach;" and on a Jim Holmes 
'Butterball'.  None of these have bloomed here before.  What fun!

Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana, where, for some reason, the really bad weather 
usually goes elsewhere

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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