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More Roses!

Over the last few days, a number of other roses have bloomed: Heritage, Pat Austin, Red Ribbons, Winchester Cathedral, and Zephirine Drouhin.  More still are just about to bloom.  We're finishing up one solid week of rain, about five inches … Continue reading

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The Second Rose

Pretty much as expected, Louise Odier opened up her first bud to become the second rose to bloom this year.  She now has quite a few in the process of opening and the fragrance is already starting to scent that … Continue reading

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The First Rose of 2011

Being the first to form a bud doesn't necessarily translate into being the first to open a blossom.  And so it is this year.  Louise Odier was the first with a bud.  I was out spraying the roses (I noticed … Continue reading

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A New Rose

I wasn't at all happy with the performance of Smooth Satin last year and this year its spring growth has been underwhelming, so I went looking for a new rose to replace it.  After shopping around, I found a beauty, … Continue reading

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2011 – Spring, and the First Rose Bud

I've been horribly remiss in keeping up this journal and in maintaining my garden web site.  All I can say is that my health hasn't been all that great (as an example, it seems that I now have a bone … Continue reading

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When Did I Move To The North Pole?

We've thus far had SEVEN snowstorms totaling well over four feet of snow and the winter is only one month old.  The piles outside are over four feet tall and I'm sure that if a climatologist took a core he'd … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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Oy Vey!

The storm that flooded California moved across the country and is now moving out into the Atlantic and up the coast.  The predictions were that it would pass us by out to sea, exactly like the last one did.  They … Continue reading

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A Bad Omen

Yes, I know, I've been terribly remiss in keeping up the Garden Journal.  Suffice it to say that it was a good rose year with several surprises.  It's Thanksgiving today and I still have gorgeous roses outside.  They look rather … Continue reading

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An Update

Since my last post, much has happened.  I've posted well over one hundred and fifty new photos, mostly roses, to the web site.  Most of the roses have now bloomed with only six left to go.  While the What's New … Continue reading

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