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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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Oh Good Lord!

I had the surgery on my knee today.  Now that the anesthetic in the knee has worn off, I don't know but that I was better off with the torn meniscus!  Getting old SUX!  🙁  I'll be off the air … Continue reading

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I Love Spring!

This has to be my favorite time of the year.  Even the pain of a torn-up knee (surgery is Tuesday) can't keep me from getting out in the garden.  Every day it seems that there's something new happening!  On the … Continue reading

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The First of May, The First Rose

The rose bud shown in my previous entry has opened into a stunning, intensely fragrant flower.  Double Delight did not disappoint!  A surprise is that shortly after this opened, Gertrude Jekyll opened a blossom about ten feet up in the … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

The temperature is near 80, it's nice and sunny with a gentle breeze, and the garden is doing very well.  I should have my first rose, Double Delight, in a few days.  The lawn has come in very well, thick, … Continue reading

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Sigh

After physical therapy, visits to the orthopaedist, X-Rays, and MRI, it seems as though I have a torn meniscus that has a piece flapping around inside my knee causing all the pain.  The orthopaedist will have to go in to … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung!

After the very tough winter, spring is finally here in earnest.  We actually had a few days approaching 90 degrees!  The landscaper has completed his work and things are looking really good in the garden.  The spring bulbs have done … Continue reading

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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

All good things must come to an end.  Today my tree came down.  Though it had to be, I'm still saddened by the loss.  I have a photo montage of the tree slowly disappearing from the landscape on the Front … Continue reading

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And …

… the wind abated just in the nick of time.  The sooner the tree is taken down the better as I won't sleep well until it's gone.  Here it is. the Leaning Tree of Edison.  Although you can't see it … Continue reading

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