neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Tuesday in the garden

In the afternoon: I went outside. It was sunny and rather breezy, but warmer than it has been. I took pictures of the lilacs and azaleas. I weeded around 'Mme. Hardy'. That was one that had been chopped off short by something or someone. You could barely see it in among the clover. When I pulled up the clover, I found that 'Mme. Hardy' had a couple of little canes and a good amount of leaves.

'Mme. Isaac Pereire' and 'Blaze' are in bud. 'Blaze' is a climbing rose anyway. 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' just has long canes. Dad was talking about putting it up on a trellis. I think 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' is a Bourbon rose. I have not noticed any buds on 'Mme. Ernst Calvat', its lighter pink sport. That's in a really big pot near the west side of the house. I planted 'Mme. Isaac Pereire' by the porch on the east side of the house.

I'm not too sure of the heritage of 'Blaze', which could just as well be the rose introduced as 'Improved Blaze'. There are apparently a few roses going by the name 'Blaze'. It's hardy and highly tolerant of neglect, whichever it is. I don't remember it blooming particularly early in the rose season.

I had looked out the kitchen window at the White Rose of York (Rosa x alba 'Semi-plena') earlier in the day. It's pretty well leafed out, but I haven't seen any buds on it yet. I don't think 'Maiden's Blush' has any buds either. Rosa rugosa 'Alba' is leafed out, and that's a very hardy rose. It goes dormant at a reasonable time in the fall. I think it was slower to break dormancy this spring than some of the other roses, but it's rapidly catching up with them. I'll have to check on the gallica roses.

The white lily-of-the-valley is in bloom. I'm pretty sure that's also early. I note each year when that blooms, so I could look it up.

Tags: flowers, garden

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