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I’ve Been Lazy!

It's not fun to admit but it's true.  I've been very lazy about keeping up the blog.  Over the last months, since that wonderful first-day-of-spring snowstorm, the garden has come alive.  The bulbs, what are left of them from the … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

At 7:44 AM EDT this morning, spring arrived.  After a thoroughly miserable winter, I thought you'd enjoy seeing what the arrival of spring looks like here in the Garden State.  I don't even want to think about the poor daffy … Continue reading

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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries …

… why do I keep getting hit in the head by cherry pits?  That's a rhetorical question, though I did get hit in the head by a cherry pit while walking under the cherry tree in the back yard (I … Continue reading

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The Lily Patch

As it does every year as the roses start to fade from their first flush, the lily patch has erupted into colorful bloom.  The daylily Double Cutie was first and now the daylily Leebea Orange Crush (shown below) has, as … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None …

… none left to bloom, that is! As expected, Garden Party has bloomed, becoming the last of my roses to do so, even though it's been living in the shade of Louise Odier.  It's nice to have a year where … Continue reading

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More Roses

Today is a carbon copy of yesterday, hazy, hot, and humid, though perhaps a little hotter and more humid.  I went out briefly to check on the garden and things aren't yet wilting in the heat, which is a little … Continue reading

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And Then There Was One

As expected, Tropicana has bloomed, leaving poor Garden Party as the only rose yet to flower.  Comparing this year with last, even though Tropicana is next to last to bloom, it was still a good two weeks sooner than last … Continue reading

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Two To Go

I'm convinced that the roses can hear me!  Just four short days ago, I was complaining that eight of them hadn't yet bloomed.  Today, Falstaff joined the bloom parade, leaving just Tropicana and Garden Party yet to bloom.  And Tropicana … Continue reading

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A New Rose

Though I had no intention of adding any more roses this year, I have one remaining large planter on the deck (the two smaller ones had deteriorated and cracked and earlier this spring I disposed of both of them).  The … Continue reading

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One More

Sweet Juliet joined the bloom parade today.  Despite myself, while documenting her first few blooms, I managed to shoot a total of twenty photos of gorgeous roses that I've now posted to the web site.

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