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Monday

I'd gone to bed relatively early.  I was up a couple of times in the night, but went back to bed fairly quickly.

The day started out somewhat cold.  I did a few little "errands" or chores that I could do via phone call, and went out and looked at my plants.  Apparently there was a Regal lily under where I'd planted the "Two-Tone" rose, because it's coming up from underneath where the graft is.  I really don't want to dig up the rose and disturb its roots again, but I think a lily pushing up from under the rose will likely disturb the roots anyway.  The place where I planted lots of shade perennials has not been disturbed.

Later: Mom and I went to the library and to the grocery store.  They were fairly productive trips, but we were tired afterward.  I went around the yard and cut several tulips in bud or bloom, so I could enjoy them before something ate them.

Retrospectively: There was a bud with streaks of red or purple under the green of the tight bud.  When the bud started properly showing color, it was dark purple with white streaking.  Once it was full-blown, the dark purple had lightened to a deep red with white "flames" -- or the reverse, deep red "flames" on a white background.  It's hard to tell.  I think it must be 'Julia Farnese.'  I didn't order any broken tulips, but I'm okay with it.  A bud I saw a couple of days later also has that streaking under the green of the tight bud, so I assume I've got at least two broken tulips.

Another tulip flower I cut was 'Bleu Aimable.'  That's lavender-colored as it's supposed to be.  I picked a couple of tulip flowers in tight bud, purely dark under the green, that I'd planted in the herb garden.  One had opened up enough by Wednesday that I could see that it was 'Queen of Night' or 'Philippe de Comines.'  I see the jagged edges of the 'Black Parrot' tulip buds nearby.  The 'Estella Rijnveld' tulips are in bud in the big pot by the back door.
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