Re: [gardeners] Thanks, de-lurking and questions

Kay Lancaster (
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 04:17:41 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 30 Apr 1998, Brenda Pink wrote:

> Anyway, my questions:
> 1) I have a few  Allium giganteum (sp?) that are just coming into bloom
> now.  The stalks seem shorter this year than in the past.  They have been
> as tall as 4'.  This year, they are blooming at only 2' high.  I have
> just top-dressed with compost, and it has been a very dry spring.  Could
> these conditions (fertilization and dry weather) have contributed to the
> short stature?

Drought can certainly do this, as can higher than normal temps.

Kay Lancaster
just west of Portland, OR; USDA zone 8 (polarfleece)