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Disaster in Progress

We've been having one hell of a storm today, with over four inches of rain and tropical storm force wind gusts.  The forty foot tall spruce in the front yard garden has started to lean over still more and you … Continue reading

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When It Rains …

… it pours, or so the old expression goes.  I've come to think that it's not nearly strong enough.  It should be: "When it rains, you get a category 5 hurricane", or at least it seems to me of late.  … Continue reading

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An Update

After PSE&G cut up the tree enough to free the lines at 3 AM (chainsaws at 3AM, what a wonderful sound!), at 10 AM their crews arrived in bucket trucks to reconnect the line to the house up near the … Continue reading

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Disaster!

We've had some really lousy weather this last week, with a snowstorm dumping about 8" of snow this past weekend and, over the last 24 hours or so, a blizzard that dumped 16-18" of very heavy, wet snow that clung … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

I know that I haven't been keeping up.  All I can say is that the strain of flu that's going around this year is rather nasty and it's taken me quite a while to get over it.  ::sigh::  Since I … Continue reading

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One To Go

Tropicana has bloomed (a photo is below), leaving only Garden Party yet to bloom this year.  Its first bud has been mangled by some insect, so we will have to wait.  Its growth seems to be OK so I suspect … Continue reading

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Wins and Losses

The garden has been quite active.  Unfortunately, not all of the activity has been good.  Since I've been lazy, the dreaded black spot fungus has gotten hold on many of the roses.  I've started my weekly sprayings with Immunox and … Continue reading

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More Roses Than I Can Count!

I really do love Spring! The garden is alive with roses, so many on some of the plants (Louise Odier and Pat Austin for example) that there are simply too many to count.  Most of the roses have bloomed; all … Continue reading

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Finished!

At long last, I've posted this spring's photos on my web site, all 250+ of them!  All of the various pages have been updated, as found on my What's New page.  Enjoy!

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More Roses

I went out into the garden today (beautiful day here in New Jersey) and discovered that, as expected, both of the well-established Old Garden Roses, Louise Odier and Zephirine Drouhin, had bloomed, tying for second place this year.  Louise Odier … Continue reading

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