Fall Crocus - C. goulymi

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:11:51 PDT
>If Jim Waddick hadn't successfully grown Crocus goulimyi in his 
>former garden, I'd guess that Kansas City's heat and humidity were 
>the cause of its failure in his current garden.  Maybe his erstwhile 
>garden had more porous soil?

Dear Russell and all.

	My success had two elements. My former garden was in 
mid-Kansas City and had milder less extreme conditions than my sub- 
urban present garden. The Crocus were also planted in a slightly 
raised gravely bed ( part of a former driveway), while my current 
soils are heavy fine grained clay with high water retention.

	So I must try this again in a raised bed here.

	No consistent snow cover, but lots of crocus mad squirrels.

	'Tis a mystery.		Best		Jim

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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