The season in review
I finally finished uploading all my pics from Kauai on the Kauai thread, but like George H. I found some lovely surprises when I got home from vacation.
As we were admiring the huge Edi Moragne trees in Hawaii, my little tree back home was blooming:
I don't know why more people don't have this one. She's a big elegant bloom with a killer scent and big bright foliage. Also supposed to be very hardy.
After waiting an entire Ohcomeonalready for Leona, she finally bloomed when we got back:
The blooms are small right now because our heat is so bad, and the scent is light cola but the colors are fabulous!
This is Not My Valentine, a large pretty pink with great foliage:
I think I'll keep her anyway.
She's doing a weird inflo into branching, too:
This is the seedling bed in mid August. It's now much more dense and taller:
This was where my biggest and happiest surprise was:
YES!! That's an inflo on a JL Tornado seedling!! The biggest seedlings are just under three years old and my two most impressive, JLT1 and Orange Splendor1, both have big inflos on them--I am psyched! The sneaky things were just waiting until I wasn't around to pop those out, hehe.
Maverick is still going, slowly but surely:
She's like a more fragrant pink version of TLD.
Most were done blooming, but I did compile some great shots:
George's Hawaiian Sunset:
The many faces of Desert Sunrise:
And finally able to fill up that pansy ring:
Starting at the top that's Edi, CA Sally, TLD, HI Sunset, CA Sally, Heirloom, CA Sally, Delightful, CA Sally, Desert Sunrise and HI Sunset again.
Mike, I don't know why I can't find pics of Delightful blooming while it rooted, but it did! They smelled wonderful, too--thanks again!
I can't pick one favorite for the year, but three are neck-and-neck:
Okay, okay, four are neck-and-neck:
The marvelous TLD!
It's been a great season!
I'll keep y'all updated when the two seedlings bloom. I can only hope they'll be as nice as the plants they're blooming on, which are both vigorous with impressive foliage. Fingers crossed!