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Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Apr 6, 2017 7:05 AM CST
Hi Larry,
How are your plants from Rainbow Acres coming this year. I received some plants with the roots chopped just like that and I'm a bit concerned. I don't like it when they chop the roots like that, but I guess in some instances it can't be helped.


Pat236
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 6, 2017 11:56 AM CST
The plants are doing fine, they were hit with a late freeze and for some reason those plants seem to be more damaged by the cold than any of the rest (let me rephrase that) they are taking longer to recover than the rest of my plants. The leaves on many of my plants were damaged, but they have mostly recovered from the freeze. The plants I received from California have very pale green leaves and a lot of yellow and brown leaves still from the cold damage. Of course 'Cherry Ice Cream Smile 'has a lot of yellow leaves due to the rust and the cold. I looked at the plants very closely today and three of the four I ordered have nice scapes on them. Only 'Cherry Ice Cream Smile' and the bonus plant have yet to put out scapes. It seems the old leaves on 'Cherry Ice Cream Smile' are still showing rust, and the new ones are coming in with no rust. Of course I think that is the normal patter, so it does not indicate the treatment is working. I did find rust on 'Endowed' With Beauty this morning so I treated it also, so far I have had a lot less plants showing rust than I did last year.
I went back and looked at the photos taken when I received the plants and Cherry Ice Cream Smile was the one with the roots broken off. Weather or not that had anything to do with it being the worst looking of the bunch and the one to first show rust I can't say.
Here are some photos I took this morning of the four plants I ordered from Rainbow Acres.
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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dragonflies Ponds Cut Flowers Dahlias Birds
Orchids Butterflies Garden Photography Houseplants Hummingbirder Daylilies
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Pat236
Apr 7, 2017 4:42 PM CST
They look relatively good after the freeze. They've grown and increased in the number of fans. That's always a good sign for me.

Our weather has been up and down. Our temps dropped a couple of days after planting new cultivars from Breeze(Lily Auction). I covered them and I think they will be okay. Two days ago we got rain, hail, and thunder storms.

I can't wait to see your blooms this year.
Pat236

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