Category Archives: Roses

Posts about my roses

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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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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