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2016 - River Rose – Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch – Clothing, Bags, Cases, Pillows and more! via Instagram [Photo]
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Also from 2013 - Garden History: Henry Edwards Huntington house, Oxford Road, San Marino, California. (LOC)
Also from 2013 - Tree Identification Help – What do you think it is? – Enkianthus?
2012 - Photo: Carrots emerging
2011 - Join Kylee Baumle in Findlay, Ohio for a Saturday6 Garden Q&A and Troy-Bilt product demo – Sat., May 21, 2011
2011 - Project: Altoids Tin Mini Garden from Instructables

Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily)

Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily)

Not my favorite garden plant, as they are hugely overused and abused here in Southern California landscapes, but they do have very pretty flowers. Called Fortnight Lily as they flower about every 2 weeks during the season, the bloom only last 1 day though before disappearing completely. Dietes self-seeds dramatically, if allowed, so it is best to dead had the plants after they flower.

Garden Alphabet: Dietes (Fortnight Lily)


“Dietes is a genus of rhizomatous plants of the family Iridaceae. Common names include Fortnight lily, African iris, Morea or Moraea iris, Japanese iris and Butterfly iris, each of which may be used differently in different regions for one or more of the four species within the genus.

Most species are native to southern Africa, with one (Dietes robinsoniana) native to Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia. — Wikipedia.org

More information on the Dietes:

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