Re: [gardeners] Gardens and kids

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:11:53 -0400 (EDT)

>Cheryl, our son reports from Rochester, NY (somewhere near you?)
>that it was 34* last night. Down here by Long Island Sound, just 20
>miles north of NYC, it was 39* -- and we have spent Saturday and
>Monday being frozen and blown off the earth as we worked outside.
>Don't remember such a strange spring in all my life!

Weatherwize a most interesting year. Rochester is 1-1/2 hours and 72 miles
from here but they are on Lake Ontario, which modifies the cllimate to zone
6. Lucky for them. It was below freezing here.

>in the front of the house. They are actually small-leaf rhododendrons,
>(which of course look like azaleas) but the color is neon blue...! They
>absolutely SHOUT at you ..... In the past, all my efforts at photo-
>graphing both these Starry Night rhodies and my many blue summer

Will these work in zone 5. I'd love neon blue rhodies. Cheryl

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY