Sunday, June 29, 2008

Some Recent Blooms

Jamaican Me Crazy (Trimmer, 1999)
height 28", season M, bloom 5.5", Rebloom, foliage sev. , Tetraploid
yellow with dark purple halo above green throat

Touched by Magic (Salter, 2000)
height 26", season M, bloom 5", Rebloom, foliage sev. , Tetraploid
coral rose and peach blend with gold edge above green throat

Mildred Mitchell (Mitchell-K., 1998)
height 26", season EM, bloom 6.5", Rebloom, foliage ev. , Tetraploid
lavender with blue eye and edge above green throat

Tennessee Flycatcher (HARRIS-Reinke, 1992)
height 34", season EM, bloom 10", foliage ev. , Diploid , Spider Ratio 5.60:1
creamy lavender spider with dark burgundy eyezone above cream throat

Lullaby Baby (SPALDING-W., 1975) height 19", season EM, bloom 3.5", foliage sev. , Diploid
light pink with green throat
Jolyene Nichole (SPALDING-GUILLORY, 1984) height 14", season M, bloom 6", foliage ev. , Diploid
rose blend with green throat

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A few FFOs

Little Wild Flower (Stamile-G., 1997)
height 13", season EM, bloom 2", Rebloom, foliage sev. , Diploid , Double
red coral blend with green throat

Doma Knaresborough (Petit, 1994)
height 17", season EM, bloom 5.5", foliage ev. , Tetraploid
pink with yellow cream watermark above green throat

Chippewa Bride (Kamensky, 1992)
height 18", season E, bloom 3", Rebloom, foliage dor. , Diploid
apricot blend with green throat

Nicole Enduring (Limmer, 2007)
height 31", season M, bloom 5.5", Rebloom, foliage dor. , Tetraploid
orange with red eye and edge
[(Martian Love x tetra Dragons Eye) x (Pumpkin Moonshine x Heaven's Glory)]

This is the first time any of these have bloomed in my garden. The first three were planted last summer. Nicole Enduring was won at the LIDS auction and planted about a month ago.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Southwestern Treasure

Southwestern Treasure (Salter, 1998)
height 26", season EM, bloom 6", Rebloom, foliage sev. , Tetraploid
orange self with green throat. The picture really doesn't do this flower any justice. Yesterday, 06/19/08 was the first time it bloomed for me and I love it. It was a very nice surprise especially since we have had so much rain and I hadn't checked the daylilies in a few days. So when I walked outside with my coffee, I spotted it from all the way across the yard. It made my day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Release of the Ladies in Red

While standing online at a local nursery, I noticed a little boy very excited about a bag of bugs. I was thinking they were selling plastic bugs but as I got closer I realized it was a bag of live Lady Bugs. In the past I have ordered Lady Bags through the mail and didn't have much luck with them. I guess they don't handle shipping very well. So, I was very excited to see them alive and very active in their little mesh bag. I bought a bag it's supposed to be approximately 1500 Ladies and for $12 bucks how could I say no. What can you buy for that cheap that will eat aphids, spider mites, thrips, white flies, and a multitude of other nasty things that like to destroy my beloved flowers. Not only are they cute and a totally organic pest control, each Lady Bug will lay about 1500 eggs so I will have tons of them working in my garden!! Fly Free Ladies and eat to your hearts content!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Climbing Roses

Two of my climbing roses are in bloom at the moment. I don't know the varieties off of the top of my head and because of the huge thorns on them I was not willing to climb under them to look for the labels. Last summer I was impaled with a vary thick thorn to the top of my head which I had to pull out. It was a very unpleasant experience. They are both David Austin roses. The pink one is huge and has covered a great deal of my fence. The red one has been moved several times so it hasn't had a chance to spread as far. Unfortunately it's going to be moved again to cover a bare spot on my fence. I have to wait until the fall but that will be it's final home. I wish these climbers bloomed like my other roses with a pretty decent show straight through September. Right now they are covered in blooms. They will bloom throughout the summer but with only a few blooms here and there.