28 May 1999
The Cricket-proofed rose bushes are blooming again!
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It is sooo nice to see the little rose bushes in bloom. I was excited when I ordered them, excited when I got them, excited when I planted them and now, I'm really excited that they are blooming.
Especially the far one; it is ~my~ rosebush, the Rio Samba. When it first blooms, the flowers are yellow. As time goes by, the petals tinge with a gorgeous coral color and eventually turn a deep pink. You can't see it from this little picture, but if you click it, the larger photo will show a yellow and a pink rose.
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On to the veggies:
The peas are done. I don't know if that is normal for peas or if I did something awful and killed them all, but they are slowly turning brown and pitiful looking.
Speaking of pitiful looking, another of my cherry tomato plants just broke off. I have no idea why it did that. It doesn't have any tomatoes on it or anything to weigh it down. Perhaps a creature got hold of it or something.
The big tomato plant has one tomato, now about the size of a marble. The squash plant is growing like there's no tomorrow, but only has one little squash on it. It is about an inch long right now. There are no baby jalepenos, but the plants are still alive. They haven't hit a growth spurt or anything yet. The carrots, however, are doing carrot things. I've been pulling one up every now and then to see how carroty they are. They tasted like carrots even when they had a little white root, but now they are orange, about 4 or 5 inches long and about 3/4 inch in diameter at the top.
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The two clematis that Hank gave me are well up the fence - no flower buds yet, though. The mums from our wedding are all blooming. Interesting that they were all white at the wedding, but some of them have come up yellow and russet. They were little sticks when I planted them and now they are huge mounds, 10 inches tall and 18 inches across or thereabouts.
The Nasturtiums are blooming quite nicely; the marigolds are just getting past the seedling stage, those that survived Cricket's excavations, that is. I was able to save one little cilantro seedling when he dug up the big pot (next to the front rose bush in the picture) -- you can see it in the enlarged photo . poor thing.
In the front shade gardens, the pansies and the snapdragons I planted out there last fall are about spent, although still showing some pretty color from time to time. The potted mums in the front are blooming, lavender and orange -- Alex loves to pick bouquets of them.
So, that's about it!
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Teresa called and said they were coming over in the morning to make us breakfast. How cool!