Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tools for the day: shovel & camera

She’s hard to see, but ‘Madame Antoine Rébé’ is in her new home in the driveway bed vacated today by the ‘Giant Apostle’s Iris’ that you can see in the background in the 20-gallon pot. Unbelievably, I had to remove a lot of white clay and nasty soil. The good stuff I added wasn’t very thick. I wondered if the limey clay is rising to the surface. Yikes!

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She's at least six feet across which surprised me. Being right on the path in her former home, I never noticed how big she was. Hopefully, more sun will make her leafier.

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I think the white hydrangea 'Sister Therese' will go to the right of the 'Merritt's Supreme' hydrangea, the 'Red Ruffle' azaleas will come forward with a few additional RRs from elsewhere, and daylilies will go along the edge.

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'Madame Abel Chatenay'

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'Clotilde Soupert' in front; back left to right: 'Lauren', 'Duquesa', and 'Hermosa'

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'Clotilde Soupert'

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Still lots of blooming.
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'Sweet Chariot' in the pot, 'Duquesa' behind it, 'Lauren' in the other pot, to the right 'Souv de Francois Gaulain', 'Hermosa' and 'Clotilde Soupert'

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'Enchantress'

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'Souvenir de la Malmaison'

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'Le Vesuve'

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'Bermuda's Anna Olivier'

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'Duquesa'

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'Lauren' full of buds

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'Duquesa'

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'Bow Bells', the prize of the day!

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'Madame Lombard'

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'Madame Lombard'

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'Madame Lombard'

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'Madame Lombard'

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Left to right: 'Bermuda's Anna Olivier', 'Duquesa' and 'Le Vesuve'

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'Enchantress' blooming big but balling

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Thought you needed another dose of 'Bow Bells'. (Sigh.)

'Etoile de Mai'

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'La Sylphide'

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'Maman Cochet'

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Asiatic lily and 'Sister Therese' hydrangea.            Don't tell the armadillo, but the trap is now set up perfectly to catch him.   It helps to undo the latch.

5 comments:

  1. Such lovely Roses you have. Your areas are looking wonderful.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. Wow - the picture captioned "Still lots of blooming" and the one under it are magnificent! No wonder you can go out there and work so hard - you're surrounded by beauty and fragrance! Beautiful pics of your roses, Sherry.

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  3. Gorgeous roses, you are the true testament to our kind of roses! If you need another Lauren, I have a couple of large ones. I hope you catch that illusive devil!

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  4. Sherry, absolutely fabulous! I can't believe how many of your roses are blooming, really astounding. I really wish I had Mme. Lambard. Great blog!

    Ingrid

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  5. It is nice to meet you! Love your blog and all those beautiful roses!
    Your newest follower!
    ~Wendy

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