The Good, the Bad and the Pretty
A "cool" front finally blew in this week, ushering in balmy days that topped only into the 90's--woohoo! I actually got into my car when the temperature outside was 93 and said, "Hey, I can drive with my windows down today!"
Anyway, thought I'd share what was going on with my plumies now that it's possible to step outside without blistering.
Here's the Good, my five little Gladys O'Neal seedlings last month:
That's a wee possible Rose Red seedling with them.
And now, only a month later they are trucking along:
Hard to believe those are the same seedlings!
And here's the Bad, very BAD, no good, BAD:
This is exactly why I don't put any expensive plumies in my front yard. Damn deer.
A close up of the break from deer yanking on it for the toxic leaves:
I'm looking at this as an opportunity to try "curing" the cutting end by leaving it dangling, as described in Jim Little's book.
And finally, the Pretty:
I can't believe Thornton's Lemon Drop is STILL blooming! When the weather cools even a bit the blooms get huge, between 3-1/2 and 4".
Check out more Pretty:
Not drooling yet? Try this:
THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! And there are still more buds waiting to open. What a winner!