by Dr. Janis Ruksans & Liga Popova

Janis Ruksans


Today is 1st of Aprill - the day of jokes and nature really presented for us a joke. Again it is snowing and snowing. Fortunately not so cold more - this week not lover than minus 10 forecasted. As you can see from attached pictures - everything is covered by white carpet. Although it is not coldest winter ever recorded. Average March temperature in 1942 was even 5 degrees lower than this year and colder winters were once in early 50-ies and once in early 60-ies, last century.

Fortunately in greenhouses bulbs generally alive, although not everything seem to be happy. Some leaf tops of Juno irises are damaged. Serious losses are between Onco irises and some aroids suffered, too. But in general I'm satisfied with my bulbs and how they passed this unusually cold and long winter. Snow melting offered only somewhere in mid-Aprill. But there is historical record about 80 cm of snow in my district even 18th of Aprill.

Monday, 01 April 2013 14:39
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