Monthly Archives: June 2006

Another Rose

We're finally into the home stretch as the last of the roses that predate this year's planting come into bloom.  Today, Garden Party bloomed, the first time it has done so in two years; it was badly damaged by our … Continue reading

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Daylilies, Roses, and Photos!

I took some photos today to document the changes wrought by the great cutting down to size that took place yesterday.  They show the front yard and side yard gardens and by comparing the new photos to those taken previously … Continue reading

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Cutting Things Down To Size

The landscaper and his crew arrived this morning and we've made some major changes to the landscape.  Both Forsythia, the Weigela, the Mock Orange, and the Lilac have been cut down to the ground.  This will afford them the opportunity … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Sunday in the Garden

Gee, two days without rain! 🙂  Some of the roses are a bit brown around the edges from all the rain but the buds have opened and the flowers look and smell wonderful.  Today's subjects include Falstaff, Fragrant Cloud, Graham … Continue reading

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After The Rains (Part 2)

Finally, after what seemed to be interminable days of rain, the sun showed its face today and I was able to go out and wander through the garden.  The sight of so many spent blossoms still on the shrubs, turning … Continue reading

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After The Rains

I ventured out today, the first dry day in a while, to see how the roses fared.  All in all, not too badly.  Louise Odier is bent over to the ground, pulled down by the weight of all the waterlogged … Continue reading

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And The Rains Came!

And they came and they came and they came.  I only thought that it rained heavily the other day.  Last night, for three solid hours, we here in southern Edison were caught in one continual thunderstorm featuring house-shaking thunder, lightning … Continue reading

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Roses, Roses, Falling Down

The title actually refers to two things.  First, once the bud has opened, the rose has bloomed, and the flower has fully opened, sooner or later the petals fall.  I now have large swaths of lawn buried under rose petals.  … Continue reading

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