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May Bloom Report

Posted by harmonyp NorCA 9b (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 16:06

I missed April so will start May. Still a handful of bareroots not blooming yet, but of my newbies for this year:

Most Beautiful: Gemini
Best Fragrance: Pink Peace (WOW I'm glad I got this)
Most Colorful: Purple Tiger
Most Surprisingly Delightful: cl. Chocolate Sundae
Most still awaited: Stainless Steel and Twilight Zone soon; Crown Princess Margareta, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Young Lycidas, and Teasing Georgia - not for a while yet...

Then, most improved from last year: Medallion (amazing what fertilizer can do).

April in N. Ca was EXPLOSIVE, and explosion still going on. Boy I love this state for roses. But bummed with first rust year, trying to live it out and see what happens, and not spraying yet.

First bearded irises blooming - OMG they are a must have in the garden. I'm in love. Looking forward to my first daylilies blooming. Dahlias are poking through the ground, new little purple lilac tree bloomed and is done (sigh...), one my new camellia's - Tom Knudsen, continues to bloom past his stated time, and loving this weather.

Warm weather wishes to all.

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RE: May Bloom Report

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sat, May 5, 12 at 10:02

Good report! Hmmm...I'll have to check out Chocolate Sundae!

RE: May Bloom Report

Seil - unfortunately it's reported to only be viable in a Zone 9ish climate (I don't know why).

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