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Souvenir de malmaison – my favorite rose, a bourbon rose; blooms can ball in the rain, but it doesn’t rain much here. Judy Garland, a floribunda; lovely in the spring, but she can’t take the heat. La Reine, a hybrid perpetual. She does poorly in Livermore. Ingrid Bergman, hybrid tea. She gets sunburned. She puts [...]
I added a new gerbera daisy. The carnations are a few years old. Love-in-a-mist (nigella) Dianthus Santa Barbara Daisy Wood Hyacinth – I thought I had lost all the white and pinks ones as the wood hyacinths naturalized to my garden, but I was surprised by the pink one when I was weeding. Spanish Lavender [...]
New Year, a grandiflora This yellow rose is an old rose. It was in the backyard when we moved in, about 20 years ago. We moved it to the front yard.
Carnations Pear blossoms; we have had terrible luck with fruit trees in our front yard. This is the only one left. The apricot had some sort of infestation, I don’t know what killed the almond, and I’m pretty sure the marjoram ground cover killed the apple by growing around the base and cutting thru the [...]
Ladybugs like mint. My sad seeds & sprouts and purchased tomatoes A couple of beds after weeding.
I thought all of the white sparaxis had disappeared. The red is dominant. The second wave of Dutch iris: I think I have 3 varieties of Dutch iris. They bloom in waves, and they are slightly different colors. Thalia has bloomed every year since I planted it in the mid-90s. Wood Hyacinth has rebloomed every [...]
Ingrid Bergman does okay in Livermore, CA (Sunset 14, USDA 9, AHS 9). She gets sunburned by hot, afternoon sun. Souvenir de malmasion, lovely flowers, does repeat, but not great after the first flush. Sonia is a “hot house rose”, and so it is not surprising that she does spectacularly well in Livermore. La Reine [...]
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