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Friday, May 25, 2007

Eye Candy Friday

Happy Friday, people!

We were going to spend the three-day weekend in Da Yupee, but my guy talked me into staying home so that we can "get things done." We've got some purge/organize type projects to work on indoors, and we're going to finish planting the garden outdoors.

Many of our outdoor plants didn't survive the winter. I think it's because it was so dry in the Fall, and then so cold/hot/cold during the winter. My lavender plant is only about 1/3 the size it was last year. The greatest lost was a fragrant rose bush that we inherited from the previous homeowner. It was probably at least 20 years old. It makes me a little heartsick to think we lost a vintage, non-hybridized plant. We're going to find another rose, but it's not going to be the same, it won't be the gorgeous dark red one that was planted by the little German man that used to live here.


Our peony survived, though. The ants are still hard at work removing the wax from the buds, so it's not quite camera ready. The peony in the picture lives in our friends' side yard. Maybe our's will be camera ready by the end of the weekend, and I can photograph it with a (gasp) new FO.

See you next week. :)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That deep maroon is amazing. Do you know the name of the plant?

9:41 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

It's weird. I lost half of my perennials this winter. The others are growing like nobodies business. I have to remember to get some photos this weekend - especially of the lilies before they open.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

Roses can usually take a lot; I was amazed to see them growing along fences here in California, when we moved here, in places that never seem to be watered and where all the tall grasses around them are long-dead in the summer (it rains Oct-May only here, generally.) And there are the red roses, blooming merrily away anyway. Is it possible yours might still come back?

12:35 AM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

The maroon flower is a peony plant, but I don't know its specific name.

We kept hoping the rose bush would come back eventually, but that is just not going to happen. It was just a tough year for plants in our yard and our neighbors' yards. :(

6:19 AM  

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