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Radika Kesavan
 
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http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html?


Thanks for answering that question, D. I had missed seeing it
earlier.



No problem. I like maps.


I like maps too, and the ones which are marked "Now here be dragons" are
even more interesting than the ones we get nowadays ;-).

I just wish that someone had a more exact rendition of the one
above---I'm curious whether I'm really in Zone 10b or 11. I suppose
in my case it doesn't make a lot of difference, however.


Hmmm ... I am pretty sure you are in 10-something. I am not even sure
that it is 10b, might even be 10a, no?

It all depends on the year, I suppose g.

I am also sorry that I missed the opportunity to meet you over the
Rose weekend in SoCal at the Huntington. Perhaps another time ...



By all means! I'd welcome it. Hearing Mel talk about the San Jose
Heritage Rose Garden has made me much more inclined to make a special
visit to see it.


Oh! It would be lovely if you can see the Heritage in its Spring Glory
in the Spring in Guadelupe Park festival, usually at the end of April.
Many of the Tea roses will be in bloom then, and even most of the
Bourbons and some of the OGRs. The peak for ALL the OGRs here is usually
the third week in May (interesting - that is the peak for lilacs in
Madison, Wisconsin), and there is usually a Celebration of Old Roses
(aka COR) during that time in the East Bay. However, due to certain
family events, I am never able to attend COR, as there is no way to
alter the date of the family events. Should you be able to come on up
here for the Spring in Guadelupe Park festival at the end of April, I
would be every pleased to meet with you face to face.

It was nice to see so many folks from rgr and on the mail list in
person; it's helpful to put faces to names.


Heheheh. These folks actually exist, huh ;-).

I was also surprised that I could keep up with so many conversations
(well, mostly evesdropping). Immersing oneself in rose chatter really
pays off after about a year. :-)


Oh, it pays off immediately in elevating one to a higher plane of
existence, surely g?

It's also a comfort to know that there are other folks even more
obsessive about roses than I am....


It is always good to know that if one is mad, there is a large group of
other nuts with whom one can hang out.

--
Radika
California
USDA 9 / Sunset 15


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Default Rose Celebrations and meeting with the Rose-Obsessed USDA map

Radika Kesavan wrote in news:[email protected]
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saki wrote:

I just wish that someone had a more exact rendition of the one
above---I'm curious whether I'm really in Zone 10b or 11. I suppose
in my case it doesn't make a lot of difference, however.


Hmmm ... I am pretty sure you are in 10-something. I am not even sure
that it is 10b, might even be 10a, no?

It all depends on the year, I suppose g.


Probably so! I'm going by minimum temperatures in my neighborhood; one of
my favorite tools is my Taylor maximum-minimum thermometer. I haven't
seen it go below 39 degrees here in mid-Wilshire Los Angeles, but there
are variations just a few miles away, where 10a would be a more
appropriate designation.

Oh! It would be lovely if you can see the Heritage in its Spring Glory
in the Spring in Guadelupe Park festival, usually at the end of April.
Many of the Tea roses will be in bloom then, and even most of the
Bourbons and some of the OGRs.


Worth a try. Thanks for the tip!

It's also a comfort to know that there are other folks even more
obsessive about roses than I am....


It is always good to know that if one is mad, there is a large group of
other nuts with whom one can hang out.


Exactly so!

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