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FFO Today Blackeyed Stella and more Pics

Posted by Avedon 8a (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 15, 12 at 11:36

Blackeyed Stella has the first blooms today. Wanted to get pictures before the storms arrive. Checked the radar, so far storm line is to the west, may arrive in a few hours, but that's a guess. It was wonderful taking photos this morning because the wind is calm, and there is a wonderful fragrance all around from the roses and the Hall's honeysuckle that grows wild in the woods to the west of us. Avedon


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Blackeyed Stella

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How about two of them?


Burgundy

This is the autumn sage--this is the burgundy color. I don't think it is as common as some of the other colors. This plant really gets going in the fall, hence Autumn sage


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This is the bush of autumn sage, it is just starting to bloom.

Caryopteris  Summer Sorbet

This is caryopteris Summer Sorbet. This is a new plant for us, just put in the ground last spring. It is a fall bloomer, puts out lavender-blus fringy type flowers. The foliage has an odor to it, rather pleasant but it supposed to be bad to deer--is that good news, or what?
Purple Larkspur

Out in the wildflower meadow, some larkspurs are starting to bloom. This is a nice purple.


Blue Cornflower

Have to put in the blue cornflower--Hope Rita sees this one, so she can really see the blue color. I see the picture is blurry, but the color is true.

Blue Nigella

Another of our wildflower meadow plants--this is blue nigella , just getting started. Such a pretty plant, very feathery-looking.

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Must put in a rose--bud of Devoniensis

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Devoniensis--partially open


Favorite Rose  Deveniensis

Devoniensis--full bloom--lots of petals. I think this is a good one to end on. Have a great day, everybody.


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RE: FFO Today Blackeyed Stella and more Pics

Yahoo!! congrats on your first DL bloom I really like it. Be safe with the storms.
Linda


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RE: FFO Today Blackeyed Stella and more Pics

The roses are beautiful. I can almost smell them. I love the wildflowers. I have a small bed with several different trillium and a lonely yellow lady's slipper. Lots of Jack in the pulpit and ginger with the blue star and some that I don't know the names of. Happy to see a daylily blooming. I have a few scapes but it's been extremely dry so they are a little slow. Ellie


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RE: FFO Today Blackeyed Stella and more Pics

First daylily bloom for you, hooray! Very pretty too. I haven't seen that color of autumn sage, I like it. Not perennial here, I suppose it is like the other salvias though, & would act like an annual? I grow nigellas too, so very pretty, & nice seed pods too. Wonderful color on the rose.


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RE: FFO Today Blackeyed Stella and more Pics

Autumn Sage is very striking. Your rose pics are so pretty. I'm tempted to add more roses here but, well, I have a brown thumb when it comes to roses. :-(. The last ones I have here require too much maintenance for me. I really enjoy everyones posts of the ones they grow.

Hope you weathered the storm okay.

Julia


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RE: FFO Today Blackeyed Stella and more Pics

Thank you, Avedon, I enjoyed the tour, including the descriptions of fragrance. I especially love your wildflowers.
Christine


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RE: FFO Today Blackeyed Stella and more Pics

Congrats on your first daylilt bloom, and h ow pretty it is.,too. the atutmn sage is very pretty, too. love your wildflowers.Antthing that deer thinks stinks is a plus.I sure wish they hated roses and daylilies.

Jean


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RE: FFO Today Blackeyed Stella and more Pics

I will have to wait a while as in zone five ( now zone six, I guess) but I do have scapes showing on some of my species crosses--I get very little repeat bloom up here except from Happy Returns but I'm still anticipatin' We will get there!--But it's nice to see photos.------------------Weedy


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