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Acorns to Oaktrees

May 27th, 2007 at 10:17 am


in: Gardening
Sea Thrift
Sea Thrift

Saundra gave me the sea thrift some time ago. It hasn’t done so well in my garden. I suspect that it doesn’t get enough water, and, perhaps, the desiccating furnace blast (aka sunlight) is too much for it. I really like it. It’s a nice ground cover, and, of course, I like the pink flowers.

China Tea Rose

It’s not much to look at, but this China Tea Rose smells heavenly. I did not pick the best place to plant it. The blooms ball when they get wet, and there’s a sprinkler head just below it. This rose has one excellent flush in May, and then it blooms repeatedly, but nothing like the first flush. It is disease and pest resistant, which is nice. And it seems to like the weather in Livermore.

Clarkia rubicunda

I think this is Clarkia rubincunda. Since I don’t have any flowers, it’s kinda hard to tell. It seems to be doing well. We shall see what happens.

Bearded Iris

And one of my bearded iris. I bought a collection with Mary Clare, almost 15 years ago. They’ve done very well. They seem to like full sun.

Rose, iris, and other plants

Here are those bearded iris with the old yellow rose that we moved from the backyard. The rose is struggling. It died-back last year, but it is still hanging in there. The roses are lovely.

In the far background, the white flowers are love-in-a-mist. They make a beautiful field of blossoms every spring. You can also see Angel Face, the purple rose; that rose loves the Livermore climate. Moving counterclockwise, there is the last of the woodland hyacinths, more love-in-a-mist, and the beginnings of the cannas. The bearded iris and old yellow rose are next to rosemary, which also loves the Livermore climate. I severely prune the rosemary at least once a year. And as we come full circle, we have a couple of miniature roses. The one in the pot is a moss rose, and I forget the name of the orangered mini rose.

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